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7 Cutz Above Hair and Fashion Show for People with Disabilities.

I just had the privilege of meeting Jacquil Leathers.  She stopped by to drop off some information about a special event she was hosting.  Jacquil loves to cut and style hair, she also has a sister whom she loves with Cerebral Palsy. She has blended the two factors together and has started a business called 7 Cutz Above.  She will travel to anyone who has a disability that stops them from coming and sitting in a salon with the standard seating.


A Hair and Fashion show for those with disabilities who need special accommodations is being hosted by Jacquil Leathers, Jameka Leathers and Devonaire a Fashion Designer. This special event will take place this Friday, June 20, at 700 Brooks Avenue, Brooks Avenue Church of Christ, from 5pm to 7pm.


I applaud Jacquil’s innovative look at fashion and hair for those with disabilities.  Support her by attending and spreading the news!


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CTran – extended service – Cary/Raleigh area

Town of Cary’s Town Manager has proposed extended service hours, 8:00PM – 10:00PM, for the C-Tran bus system’s six fixed routes in the cities 2015 budget. The Cary Town Council has yet to approve the budget and there are many who would like to see the town council vote in favor of this particular line item in the budget.

Although C-Tran is a Cary based public transit system it also provides transportation to Raleigh residence, therefore, supporting extended service is to promote a transit system that serves and benefits both Raleigh and Cary.


To show your support of the extended services you can email the following:

e-mail to all Town of Cary Council members –

e-mail to Town of Cary Town Manager –

To show your support you can copy and paste the following show-of-support-comment in the body of your email to the council and Mr. Boylston.


Re: Cary Proposed Budget FY 2015

As you consider and vote on the proposed budget please keep in mind the value of the C-Tran bus system to the Cary community. I strongly support the Town Manager’s proposal to expand service of C-Tran’s fixed route and door-to-door service schedule by expanding the evening hours from 8pm to 10pm, Monday through Saturday.


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DARC’s June newsletter

The June 2014 Newsletter for Disability Advocates and Resource Center has been posted on the Center’s page of this website.  See all the “Happenings” at DARC!


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Transition to Post-Secondary Education; Education after High School

This document lists what you should consider when transitioning from high school to advanced education.  There is a list of resources at the bottom

Transition to Post Secondary – doc

Transition to Post Secondary – txt

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Breaking: House and Senate Reach Deal on Workforce Development & the Future of America’s Independent Living Program!

Breaking: House and Senate Reach Deal on Workforce Development & the Future of America’s Independent Living Program!Congratulations, NCIL Advocates! After decades of grassroots advocacy and months of negotiations, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers announced that they have reached a deal to improve the nation’s workforce development system through new legislation, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The Rehabilitation Act is contained in this bill. Yesterday, we sent you the press release that contained a one page summary of the bill, a section by section description, and the manager’s amendments.

Specifically, improvements to Independent Living in this bill include:

  • Independent Living Programs will move to the Administration on Community Living (ACL) within Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Addition of fifth core service
  • Improvements to SILC activities, including resource development
  • Changes SPIL sign-off to include CIL Directors
  • States can choose their ‘designated state entity’ (formerly known as the DSU)

Essentially, all of the improvements to the IL program that were included in S. 1356 are included in the new bill!

Again, congratulations on a big win! Your advocacy has paid off. However, your continued advocacy is still needed as we work to get this to President Obama’s desk.

Stay tuned! NCIL will be keeping you informed on this bill as it progresses and your participation is critical to our success!


Independent Living belongs to the people

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  • NCSILC Calendar

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    Category: MembershipMembership Committee Meeting - Teleconference


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    Category: GeneralEnd of Public Comments in regards to Membership endorsement vote


    Category: GeneralMembership Endorsement Vote


    Category: SPIL Goal 4Goal 4 Support NCSILC office Committee Meeting - teleconference May-Dec 14 2:00pm

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    Category: GeneralJoy A Shabazz Center for Disability Rights - 17th Annual Eat, Meet and Greet - Greensboro

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    Category: ExecutiveExecutive Cxommittee teleconference - Sept. 29 @ 10


    Category: FinanceFinance Committee Meeting - teleconference 9/30 @ 1:30


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    Category: GeneralCAR SHOW FOR A CAUSE

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