Southeast Center For
    Independent Living, Inc.


SCIL Core Services > Advocacy

Advocacy

Linda and Wendy at IL Education Day at the State House 2015 SCIL offers several types of advocacy services:

At SCIL, consumers are empowered through education focusing on advocacy methods and encouraged to take directing roles in advocating for their own issues as well as the issues of others. SCIL trains consumers how to contact public officials and present their issues in writing, over the telephone, and by appointment.

SCIL keeps consumers up-to-date about their civil rights under
the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act, Fair Housing laws, and other legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.

Additionally, SCIL provides access on the center's computer system and network to the latest news, amendments, and legislation concerning people with disabilities on the state and national level, sometimes even before it is published!

To encourage and facilitate self advocacy, SCIL maintains addresses and phone numbers of state and federal public officials and educational materials regarding effective letter writing, phone calls, and other forms of communication.
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Southeast Center for Independent Living Phone: 508-679-9210
Merrill Building, 66 Troy Street, Suite #3, Fall River, MA 02720
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