From Our Director

On behalf of our Board of Directors and our staff, I welcome you to our accessible website and trust that you will find information that is useful to you. Our website lists our Programs and Services, Resources, How to Donate, and All About our Center. If you have any questions about the services we provide after looking through our new site, please call our office for more information.

I am confident that you will be taken care of by our staff who are passionate about our mission.  We inform persons with disabilities of their rights, educate them about their responsibilities, provide support services, promote advocacy, and raise community awareness about disability issues. We are driven by the philosophy that people with disabilities have the right to make the choices that affect the direction of their lives, and the opportunity to participate fully and equally in their communities. Disability Resource Center is run by and for the people, we serve, with at least 51% of our staff and Board of Directors comprised of individuals with disabilities.

If you haven’t done so already, please contact our office for a tour of our Life Skills Center.  The Life Skills Center is an ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible faux apartment.  The following topics are taught. In the computer lab: Resume Writing, Employment, Applications, and Job Seeking Training. In the living room: Skill Building Games, Peer Support & Groups, and Peer Counseling.  In the bedroom: Basic Household Skills, Dust, Vacuum, Sweep, Strip & Re-Make Bed. In the kitchen: Grocery Budgeting, Meal Planning, Nutrition, Reading Recipes, and Cooking Classes.  In the laundry room: Household Maintenance, Learn to Use Washer/Dryer, Learn How to Fold Clothes & Towels. The following Independent Living Skills Topics are taught: Disability Awareness Training, Health & Safety, Money Management, Personal Assistant Training, Time Management, Travel Training, Wants vs Needs, and the CILs 5 Core Services. These topics are taught either in a group or individually.

If you are a person with a disability and would like to keep your independence, please feel free to contact us.  The contact information is at the bottom of the page.

With Warm Regards,

Missy Martin
Executive Director