Increase Funding for Independent Living Centers!
ILC's are calling upon the Governor to increase funding for Independent Living Centers (ILCs) by $5 million in not just to maintain our current staff and services, but to expand the services our center provides as well. Centers use a disability-led planning process to identify the most pressing needs in our communities which inform the services centers provide. Through these planning processes, centers have identified pressing needs that we do not currently have the funding to offer. For example, here in Cortland County, ATI would commit additional funds towards employment and work readiness services as well as to institutional transition and diversion and youth transition services for people with disabilities.