To maintain a safe work environment for our consumers, staff and community, The WRILC Center for Independent Living staff members are currently working remotely. We are monitoring the information from health officials about the coronavirus (COVID- 19) and will notify you of any changes.
Currently we have cancelled all face to face appointments, drop-ins, and group events until further notice.
Although our doors are locked, we are continuing as many services as possible.
Please CONTACT US and Your call, text, or email will be returned as soon as possible.
Vocational Rehabilitation - Survey of Individuals with Disabilities
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the state agency that empowers Ohioans with disabilities through employment, disability determinations, and independence. OOD’s Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) and Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired (BSVI) provide services to individuals with disabilities to help them prepare for, get and keep a job, or get a better job. To learn more about the needs of Ohioans with disabilities, OOD conducts an assessment every three years. Part of that assessment involves reaching out to Ohioans with disabilities to give them a chance to provide feedback about their employment experiences. Survey responses will help OOD evaluate its effectiveness, make improvements, and enhance outreach efforts. The survey is brief (10-15 minutes) and completely anonymous. Responses to this survey will ultimately help OOD bring positive, lasting change for other individuals with disabilities. A survey with embedded videos in American Sign Language is available at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSNA2021. If you have questions about this survey or need help (for example, someone to read it to you), please contact OOD at OOD.HiringAbility@ood.ohio.gov.
Take a Survey to Help Determine WRTA’s Trumbull County Service Plan
Trumbull County residents, business people, and agencies are being asked to take a survey to help determine a potential new high-level, five-year WRTA Service Plan for the county.
We’re hoping to get as much input as possible from residents, businesses, and agencies about transportation needs in Trumbull County.
Comments from anyone living, working, or doing business in Trumbull County are welcome. We would particularly like to hear from agencies that represent underserved populations such as senior citizens, persons with disabilities, low income, veterans, minorities, and those who are limited English-proficient.
The survey can be viewed and filled out online using a computer or smartphone. Both English and Spanish-language versions are available.
Those who participate in the survey and provide their contact information will be entered into a drawing for one of four $50 Visa gift cards.
To take the online survey, please go to https://wrta-survey.civicmapper.com and follow the on-screen instructions
Trumbull County Paper Survey_English Version A.pdf - Download paper version here
New Behavioral Health Resources for Ohio’s Deaf Community
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services’ Disparities and Cultural Competence (DACC) Advisory Committee has released new behavioral health resources for Ohio’s deaf and hard-of-hearing community. The DACC Committee partnered with Ohio Association of the Deaf, Inc. to record videos in American Sign Language that focus on alcohol and drug addiction, suicide prevention, and the impact of trauma on lifelong wellness. Click the following to view/listen to the videos.
- What is Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Audio
- What is Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Video
- Suicide Prevention: Audio
- Suicide Prevention: Video
- Traumatic Events can Impact Wellness: Audio
- Traumatic Events can Impact Wellness: Video
Pediatricians Should Look for Risk Factors Linked to Teen Suicide
The American Academy of Pediatrics has released new guidelines for Pediatricians that includes looking for risk factors linked to teen suicide. The guidelines were first published in 2007, and were updated this year. Risk factors that are included in the guidelines include substance abuse, a history of physical or sexual abuse, mood disorders, identifying as LGBT, and bullying. To see more, click here.