Your disability rights and resource center
Sláinte! Salud! To your health!
Everyone at NRCIL wishes good health to you and your families in these trying times.
We also wish to express our deepest appreciation to health care workers, first responders and all on the front lines of this crisis.
Beginning Monday, NRCIL staff will be working remotely and our doors at all of our offices will close to the public. Through the wonders of VOIP technology, you can call our regular phone numbers and you will be able to reach our Receptionist. From 8:30 to 4:30, Monday through Friday, they will connect you to an advocate and help to complete your referrals.
To reach our Lewis County staff members the number is 315-836-3735
To reach our Jefferson and St. Lawrence County staff members the number is 315-785-8703
We are working to open our support groups and classes on-line. These should be rolling out the week of March 23 – March 30. We will continue to monitor conditions and available resources in the three-county area and will share information as soon as it is available on our Facebook page and media outlets.
Please follow protective guidelines for yourself and stay up to date with recommendations from your local Public Health Agency. This is the best we all can do to protect the most vulnerable people in our communities.
Check our Facebook page for updates. We look forward to talking with you and providing peer support as our daily routines change.
Statement of Oppression
People can live, work, attend school, eat, sleep and recreate
throughout the community regardless of their abilities.
People are in charge of their own lives and have the right to choose the
services, tools, and support systems in the community that they deem best for
Ownership of NRCIL by People with Disabilities
People with disabilities in our community must be a majority of our Board,
Staff, and Volunteers, to ensure proper direction of planning and policy making
for the organization.
Advocacy for Systems Change
NRCIL, with consumer participation, uses effective methods to transform
systems in order to achieve positive change for an inclusive society.
Our services are delivered so that all people are treated with respect,
integrity, efficiency, and with the highest degree of competence.
Professional Peer Support
People benefit from receiving support from peers at NRCIL with similar
experiences who can best understand and empathize with their situation.
Environment of Warmth
People involved with NRCIL experience a friendly welcome and sense of
People with disabilities will have equal opportunity to participate and be
represented in the leadership of the community.