SCIL provides you and your family guidance when faced with challenges to access support systems, benefits, and services. Let us help you speak up and be heard.

SCIL provides information and assistance to promote change and independence when faced with barriers and discrimination and will guide you in accessing support systems, benefits, and services such as:

  • Applying for social security benefits
  • Appeals processes
  • Discrimination
  • Housing information
  • Medicaid benefits
  • ADA consultations
  • Self-advocacy

Information and Referral

SCIL can provide you with information on community resources to help you accomplish your goals, including acquiring and learning assistive technology, understanding and signing up for medical benefits, and Social Security finding safe housing that meets your needs.

SCIL provides comprehensive and up to date information to Sarasota and Manatee residents on available resources and assists you by providing referrals for:

  • SCIL Programs and Services
  • Community Resources
  • Assistive Technology
  • Federal, State, and County Regulations
  • Housing Operations
Peer Mentoring

SCIL’s Peer Mentoring Program offers persons with disabilities the opportunity to interact with peers. Sharing ideas, experiences, and difficulties while obtaining practical advice through one-on-one support group activities that promote positive living with a disability.

Independent Development & Open Lab

Independent study and/or practice (improving skills specific to you)

A specialized program available for students aged 16-22; focusing on personal and career management skills as it pertains to life after high school.
Transition Programs for Adults and Youth

Independence means knowing how to take care of yourself and the demands of life. To help with these challenges, SCIL offers several basic and advanced courses in Health and Wellness, Life Math and Budgeting, Household Skills, and Computer Skills Class.
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