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As we begin the holiday season, we reflect on how grateful we are for RCIL’s staff, Board members, community partners and everyone we support.

We are thankful for the privilege to support individuals living with disabilities to make their own decisions and live life the way they choose—in their own homes and communities. Our work and advocacy would not be possible without each and every one of you. We have seen your devotion to improving the lives of countless people, and hope you all enjoy a well-deserved rest this holiday season.

We approach the upcoming year with optimism and hope for even brighter days to come.

We wish our customers, our partners, and our staff a joyful holiday season, and a Happy New Year.


Signature of Zvia McCormick


With support from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, LIFE at RCIL worked with local individuals living with paralysis and local emergency management professionals to put together a new website with resources to help individuals living with paralysis, their families, and their caregivers plan and prepare for the types of emergencies that are most likely to occur in the Mohawk Valley region of New York. We hope you find these resources helpful! 

Male in wheelchair with shovel on his lap surrounded by snow, graphic reading todays preparation tomorrows survival and a flooded street with flooded vehicles



Independence is our mission.RCIL Logo

Your life. Your decisions.

At the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), we believe that to live independently you don't need permission, you need resources.

At RCIL, we provide real solutions to the personal, social or governmental barriers that may prevent your decisions from being respected and realized. We have four decades of experience in providing individually tailored advocacy, information, and training services.

RCIL believes that the widespread poverty, segregation, and isolation of people with disabilities is unacceptable, should not be tolerated, and requires change.



RCIL Ribbon-Cutting For Downtown Utica Headquarters 11/12/19

RCIL CEO, Board Members, Chamber Members and Local Dignitaries Standing with Ribbon in front of a wall that reads Living our Values - Customer Focus



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This document was developed under grant CFDA 93.778 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.