A long, muddy Vermont road.

Mud Season Match 2023

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As we enter Vermont’s 5th seasonYou probably already know the reasonIt’s time again for the mud season matchAgain this year there is no catchDonations will be doubled by a generous giftFor the Sue Williams Freedom Fund also called “SWFF”As I was reading messages from our websiteA request for a SWFF application shed some lightSomeone inquired about wanting to applyAnd then… Continue Reading Mud Season Match 2023

Vermont state flag is blue with a colorful seal in the center.

Congressional Forum

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Be a part of the conversation! Vermont’s sole congressional seat is open and it is vital that you are part of the process.  The Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) and Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) are holding a congressional forum on Tuesday, July 26 from 1:15-2:45 at the Capitol Plaza (also via zoom, link coming soon), followed by a… Continue Reading Congressional Forum

Notice of Pre-Application and Statement of Activities – USDA Rural Development Grant

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) intends to apply to the USDA Rural Development for a grant to provide assistance to approximately 15 low-income Vermont homeowners for home repairs/access modifications in the following counties: Caledonia, Essex and Orleans. The process for selection of recipients for home repairs/access modifications will be by application to VCIL at 11 East State Street,… Continue Reading Notice of Pre-Application and Statement of Activities – USDA Rural Development Grant

Mud Season Match 2022

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“Looking for Breakthroughs” March, and you begin to seethe bare sides of hills surrounded by snow.The snow is old, crusted;only one storm in two weeks, and for the restthis large stillnessbroken only by the wind’s occasional calling.Nothing is still at work. We are trying to cut throughthe paperwork and the uneasiness we havewith the numerous tasks and with our itchy… Continue Reading Mud Season Match 2022

Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Linda MeleadyVCIL News

Currently, CDC is recommending that moderately to severely immunocompromised people receive an additional dose. This includes people who have: • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood( • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking… Continue Reading Who Needs an Additional COVID-19 Vaccine?

Notice of Pre-Application and Statement of Activities

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VCIL Statement Against Inspiration and ‘Promposals’

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by Ericka Jones, Peer Advocate Counselor Prom season is the period between April and June in the United States. High school students start preparing for their prom in April and then the conversation tends to die down in June after prom is held. As this season starts to infiltrate social media posts, so does an influx of posts depicting the… Continue Reading VCIL Statement Against Inspiration and ‘Promposals’

A long, muddy Vermont road.

Mud Season Match 2021

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So here we are in April, You see the taps for MapleAnother sign of spring, And all the mud it brings In VT what does that mean? Just try to keep your car all cleanVermont’s 5 th season has arrived, Another winter we survivedThat must mean it’s also time, For my annual Mud Season rhymeAlways in the form of a… Continue Reading Mud Season Match 2021

A young man in a wheelchair uses a handrail to go up a ramp.

How You Can Honor the ADA

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Hire qualified candidates with disabilities who come to you for job opportunities and learn about the different ways to accommodate workers with disabilities. Ask your town officials to redesign sidewalks to eliminate single step entrances in your town. Remember to make accessibility changes when you do a major renovation of a place the public uses. Make your domestic violence shelter,… Continue Reading How You Can Honor the ADA

A man with a prosthetic leg lifts a large board from a pile in a lumber mill.

New Report Shines Light on Workers with Disabilities

lc@marketinglaura.comCOVID-19, Employment, National, VCIL Report

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed deep-rooted structural inequalities in the U.S. Immense, historic and racialized inequity in health and health care and the near-invisible “essential workers” that makes everyone’s daily lives possible. Who is “essential?” Who is invisible? What rights do people have to safety and dignity in the workplace? Who is considered expendable? These issues are not new for… Continue Reading New Report Shines Light on Workers with Disabilities