is power,” as the saying goes. ILRC empowers consumers by providing
them with information they may use to access the tools, strategies and
accommodations that make living in the community successful.
ILRC office is staffed with an Information & Referral Specialist (I&R Specialist) who speaks fluent English and Spanish. Consumers who
visit an ILRC office can use our resource library and/or consumer
computer workstations that have internet access and can be used to find information, write
résumés or other documents.
ILRC doesn’t have the information needed by the consumer, the I&R Specialist will provide him or her with referrals to other resources and
agencies that specialize in that consumer’s particular area of need,
including government agencies (city, county, state or national), other
nonprofit, community-based organizations.
you decide you would like assistance in assessing your needs or
achieving personal goals related to independence – learning about coping
mechanisms for a newly acquired disability, for example, or support
strategies for families adjusting to the growing independence of a
family member with a disability – then the I&R Specialist will refer you to a Community Living Advocate for and appointment for assistance and peer support. (Request information about that process.)