Mission: To maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities. To promote and attain intergration and inclusion in all aspects of our society through community education, information and referral, independent living skills training, and individual and system advocacy for people with disabilities of all ages.
Programs: Dsil is an agency run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities; more than 51% of the board members are individuals with disabilities and more than 80% of the staff are individuals with disabilities. Dsil is a local center for independent living that provides the following primary services: peer counseling, information and referral, independent living skills training (currently cooking classes and service animal training classes are offered), and individual and systems advocacy services. Additional services provided by dsil include: education advocacy in the schools for students with disabilities, case management, community education and training seminars, accessibility surveys, and technical assistance on all disability rights laws. Dsil serves individuals with significant disabilities for all ages.
Founded in 2005 disAbility Solutions (dSIL) serves all people with disabilities in Volusia and Flagler counties, Florida. We maintain 4 core services of peer support, skills training, individual and systems advocacy and information and referral. In addition we run a Cookables class that teaches food preparation skills, shopping, nutrition, budgeting, cooking in varying appliances including toaster ovens, microwaves, stove top and oven meals. We continuously have a waiting list for this class. We also run a Service Animal Training program where we rescue trainable dogs from local shelters and match them up with a person with a disability. These programs are at no cost to our consumers. We run "Healthy Living" and "Emergency Preparedness workshops, among others and we assist parents of children with disabilities in their school setting. Our organization is staffed and run (bod) by over 51% people with disabilities. We are consumer driven and plan our programs around the needs of our community without duplicating what is all ready there.