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Independent Living of Niagara County

Education, Empowerment, and Equality for People with Disabilities

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  • Our Core Services

    Our Core Services include independent living skills, individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, and peer supports.

  • Services Offered

    ILNC provides Transition Services, Developmental Disability Programs, Independent Living Services,

    Medicaid Service Coordination, Benefits Advisement, Mental Health and Wellness Coaching. Services

    are available through Office of Persons With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

  • OAHIIO

    This “walls free” program includes Educational Advocacy, Independent Living Skills, & Family Support.

  • Taking Control: Consumer Directed
    Personal Assistant Services (CDPAS)

    Individuals who have Medicaid/Medicare may be eligible for in-home personal assistant services. The

    consumer controls hiring, training and evaluating their personal care provided by the attendant.

  • Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing

    This program offers individual and family support, Telecommunication Technology information, deaf support groups, education, referrals, deaf community outreach and on and off site sign language classes.

  • Benefits Advisement

    This program assists individuals with applying for benefits such as SSI and SSD related to his or her disability or diagnosis.

  • Contribute to
    Independent Living of Niagara County

    Our agency provides a variety of ways to financially support our mission. Individual contributions through our annual appeal letter, volunteering at events, and serving through the ILNC Council (see below). To

    get involved, please call our main number at 716-284-4131.

  • Council Membership

    ILNC has a regional board of directors who monitor, direct, recommend, oversee the budget and assist the Director in achieving the agencies overall goals which includes equality, education and empowerment for people with disabilities.

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  • Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN)

    Independent Consumer Advocacy Network (ICAN) provides free, confidential help to consumers who are eligible for or enrolled in Health and Recovery Plans (HARPs). They can help you decide whether HARP is right for you, answer your questions about your benefits, provide advice and information, and advocate for you in the appeals process. Call ICAN at 1-844-614-8800 or email ican@cssny.org. ICAN is the ombudsprogram for people with Medicaid who need long term care services or behavioral health services.

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3108 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214  (716) 836-0822 (Voice/TDD)  (716) 835-3967 (Fax)