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Navigating the Season Safely

A man drives a car on a winter road in a blizzard

Winter can be a beautiful and magical season, but it also presents unique challenges. Cold temperatures, icy sidewalks and heavy snowfall can make everyday activities more difficult. However, with some careful planning and preparation, you can enjoy the winter months while staying safe and comfortable. Here are some essential tips and resources to help you […]

A Legacy of Independence and Empowerment

Ed Roberts in a wheelchair, using a breathing tube

Every year on January 23rd, we celebrate Ed Roberts Day to honor the life and legacy of a remarkable individual who changed the lives of countless people with disabilities. Ed Roberts was not only a pioneer in the disability rights movement but also a symbol of determination, resilience and the power of one person’s advocacy to create a lasting impact. 

Unleashing Independence

Yellow labrador dog in guide dog harness

Service dogs are not just furry companions; they’re highly trained partners that provide invaluable support for people with disabilities. These remarkable animals have the ability to transform lives by enhancing independence, confidence and overall well-being. 

Navigating the Job Hunt with a Disability

Young man with Down syndrome working in industrial factory

Whether you’re diving in for the first time, rejoining after a break, or looking for a change, navigating the world of employment can sometimes feel challenging. But it doesn’t have to be.

The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities 

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a fitting time to reflect on the value and benefits of hiring people with disabilities. Many businesses and employers have yet to tap into the vast pool of talent and abilities this group offers, often because of preconceived notions and misconceptions. In reality, hiring people with disabilities offers a […]

National Blindness Awareness Month

A young man and blind senior with white cane sitting on bench in park in city.

October is not only a month of falling leaves and Halloween festivities, it’s also a time of reflection and education. National Blindness Awareness Month underscores several critical points and emphasizes why this awareness is essential for society. National Blindness Awareness Month is not just a month — it’s a movement. The importance of this month […]

How They Spent Their Summer Vacations

Collage of photos of people at the 2023 national NCIL conference, including marching to the capitol.

In July, three Northern Nevada high school teachers joined Northern Nevada Center for Independent Living (NNCIL) Blind/Low Vision Advocate Mark Tadder for a field trip to Washington, D.C., to learn more about what they can do to help their students transition into adulthood.  The teachers’ trip was supported by NNCIL, in conjunction with the Nevada Statewide […]

Learning New Skills To Help High School Students

Collage of photos of gabrielle, Audrey, Deanna (with her husband Colby) and table with four people arround it.

NNCIL, in conjunction with the Nevada Statewide Independent Living Council, is providing scholarships for three Northern Nevada high school teachers to attend the 2023 National Council on Independent Living conference in Washington D.C., July 24-27.   Gabrielle Paredes teaches Strategies at McQueen High School in Reno, where she collaborates with three special education teachers using up-to-date, evidence-based instructional methods to […]

ABLE Accounts: Offering Financial Independence for People with Disabilities

couple at home reading document, man in wheelchair

Managing finances can be challenging, and individuals with disabilities often face unique financial needs. There’s a financial tool available called an ABLE account that can help make life a little easier. In this article, we’ll explain what ABLE accounts are and how they can empower people with disabilities to take control of their financial future. […]