The Mission of the North Country Center for Independence is to empower people with disabilities to live more independent and productive lives, and to promote beneficial policies and community understanding of disability issues.





Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, provides the authority for the New York State Independent Living Council, Inc. (NYSILC) and the network of Federally-Funded Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to seek public input on priority needs related to disability issues to guide the development of the next three-year State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL). The State Plan is supported by the currently identified Designated State Units (DSU’s) – the New York State Education Department/Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services - Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES – VR) and the New York State Office of Children and Family Services – New York State Commission for the Blind (NYSCB). The SPIL is a plan designed to improve Independent Living (IL) services for individuals with disabilities in New York State. The IL State Plan also helps to identify the needs and priorities of consumers, providers, and other stakeholders involved in the CIL network to highlight and identify common strategies. Ultimately, the State Plan is a tool that directs the use of Federal IL funding.

Public Hearings

The New York State Independent Living Council is committed to providing full access for people with disabilities. Public hearings are open to the entire community. All hearings will be held in locations accessible to people with disabilities. Materials will be provided in alternative formats. American Sign Language (ASL) interpreting, CART and Assistive Listening Devices will be provided. Other accommodations (such as tactile interpreting) will be available upon request.

This is a scent free event. Fragrance and chemicals can be access barriers. To help make this event accessible to participants for whom chemicals or fragrances are an access barrier, we request that you come fragrance free. Please refrain from wearing any scented products or washing with them. This includes clothing that has been laundered with fragranced detergent or fabric softening products. Additionally, please completely air out any dry-cleaned clothing before wearing it to the event. Smoke can also be an access barrier. It is essential that we maintain a smoke-free environment. Please refrain from smoking near any doorways or paths of travel.

Date: October 28, 2015
Time: 2:00-4:00 PM
Location: North Country Center for Independence (NCCI), 102 Sharron Avenue, Plattsburgh, NY 12901


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The North Country Center for Independence is a not-for-profit organization serving people with disabilities, families, and the community on issues and needs related to physical or mental disabilities of any kind. NCCI is governed and staffed mainly by people with disabilities. It is one of 41 Independent Living Centers in New York State, and hundreds of other similar centers in every state and territory in the United States. NCCI serves Clinton and Essex Counties, New York.

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