The Society for Equal Access, Independent Living Center, Inc. Founded in 1990 is a consumer-controlled, cross-disability, private, non-profit organization operated for and by individuals with disabilities.
The purpose of S.E.A is two-fold:
S.E.A. serves individuals with all types of disabilities including:
Physical | Cognitive | Emotional | Developmental | Multiple disabilities
Community education programs are designed to educate the public about disabilities and disability issues. Those services include; but are not limited to the following:
The Puppets discuss topics such as:
In addition, the Specialists are available to speak at civic groups, schools, churches and public/private organizations interested in learning about disability related issues. The Center also provides in-service trainings with professional staff of other area service providers.
The 5 Core Services are the basic services that an Independent Living Center provides.
S.E.A. provides current information to participants and the community in areas such as:
A self-improvement service in which people with disabilities share acquired experiences, knowledge and coping skills, and assist other individuals with disabilities. Active groups are ongoing in several counties.
The Center plays an important part in advocating for disability rights on an individual and a systems level.
Sample of activities are:
Independent Living Skills training provides participants with basic skills that support their own independent living goals on an individual or in a group setting. Training areas include:
Our staff will assist individuals that are currently in facilities to transfer into the community. We also assist individuals 17 - 26 who are finished with their formal education that had an IEP while attending school, to transition into adulthood.
To be eligible for the Independent Living Program an individual must have either a self-identified or documented disability and be a resident of one of the following:
Society for Equal Access Independent Living Center, Inc.
1458 5th Street NW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Office Hours: Monday-Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Phone: (330) 343-9292
Toll Free: (888) 213-4452
Fax: (330) 602-7425