Alert: Tell Your Senator to Reauthorize the Rehabilitation Act!

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Action Alert

Tell Your Senator to Reauthorize the Rehabilitation Act Now! 


The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 2013, (Bill S. 1356) is part of the Rehabilitation Act and was passed out of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension (HELP) Committee on July 31, 2013.  WIA has not been reauthorized since 1998, even though Congress requires it to be reauthorized every five years.  For those who are unfamiliar with this legislation, the Rehabilitation Act mandates how Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Councils (SILCs) operate.


Disability advocates have worked tirelessly with Legislators to strengthen the language within the Rehabilitation Act.  S.1356 contains significant changes to the Independent Living program, including the creation of an Independent Living Administration (ILA), which will be located within the Administration on Community Living.  Reauthorizing the Rehabilitation Act has been a top priority for the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL).  Additional information on S. 1356 can be found here.


S. 1356 is your chance to join the efforts of countless people who created change in the past and continue to ensure that the laws of this land are equal and accessible for all! 


ACTION: Let your Senators know that they should support WIA and how it would affect you!  Click on the Take Action link below to send your message now.


Take Action!






Contact Us

New York Association on Independent Living

99 Washington Avenue, Suite 806A

One Commerce Plaza

Albany, NY 12210

Ph. 518-465-4650

FAX 518-465-4625

Lindsay Miller
Executive Director



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