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Press Room | For the Media

RCIL's long-standing expertise has established us as a key resource for journalists covering local, state, and national issues related to disability and civil rights.

We welcome your interest and look forward to working with you on your story, whether you need background information and statistics, insights into the impact of current legislation, or updates on our programs, events, or advocacy efforts.


RCIL Press Releases

  • The transition from high school into adult life can be a challenging experience for many students, especially those with disabilities. If you are a student with a disability in grades 9 through 12, or the parent or teacher of one, attending the upcoming “Engage Empower Achieve: Life After High School Transition Conference” is a great opportunity for you.
  • 02/08/16 -- The Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) joined disability advocates from across the state in recognizing Senator James Seward with the Independent Living Champion award ...
  • 02/09/16 -- Keep as much of the money you’ve earned as possible by filing your taxes for FREE with our IRS-certified volunteers!
  • 09/01/15 -- The Learning Disability Association of the Mohawk Valley, Inc. receives $746,000 from the New York State Education Department to provide technical assistance to parents of children with disabilities.
  • 12/09/15 -- Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL) receives $1,067,854 from the New York State Education Department to provide free and confidential information, support and referral services to families and professionals working with children (birth to age 5) who have special needs, or whom are suspected of having a delay in their development.

For general media inquiries please contact:
Georgianna Sanges
Marketing and Development Specialist


For information on current legislative efforts and disability issues please contact:
Donna Gillette
NYS Legislative Policy Advocate
315-866-7245 x5800


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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.