LIFE at RCIL
The recent racially motivated killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others are the latest incidents of racist attacks against Black people in America.
RCIL is a civil rights organization fighting for the rights of individuals with disabilities to live, work and participate in the community.
Racism and discrimination of any form must not be tolerated, and significant change is long overdue. Dehumanizing people makes us all weak.
We stand with the Black community against racism and the inequalities in America, that disproportionally affect communities of color and disabled individuals.
We encourage everyone to vote in every upcoming election to support candidates that will force change.
Individuals with a disability are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than people without a disability. In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the New York State Disability and Health Program has curated resources that both individuals and organizations may find useful to help prevent type 2 diabetes. Click on the orange button to find some great resources and take a short online test to access your own risk for prediabetes.
Under legislation signed by Governor Cuomo, New York workers are guaranteed job protection and financial compensation while they are on a mandatory or precautionary quarantine order due to COVID-19. Please click on the button below for more information.
Please click on the button below for instructions on obtaining an order For Mandatory or Precautionary Quarantine Under Governor Cuomo’s New COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Law.
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 three 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.
The Ribbon-Cutting for RCIL's new headquarters was Tuesday, November 12th. As RCIL CEO Zvia McCormick stated, “We are excited to stay in downtown Utica and continue to grow as an organization. I thank the RCIL Board and organizations that invested in this project, including Empire State Development (ESD) and The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, as well as our partners, especially Charles A. Gaetano Construction Corporation, for their continued support.”. To read the full press release, please click here.
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