If you know a consumer or individual with a disability who needs help with a Civil Rights issue or needs advice or support, the CIL Gulf Coast offers an ADA Advocate at no charge to consumers, or classes for self advocacy training. Call them at 1-239-260-4575 or email your ADA questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org .
You can also contact the ADA Advisory Board of SWF for information and education on systems advocacy and ADA rights and laws. This group of concerned citizens, many with disabilities themselves, meet the third Tuesday of most months from 2:30 to 4p.m. at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, 1860 Boy Scout Drive in Fort Myers, email them at email@example.com or call
1-239-292-3469 for more information.
Our staff assists consumers in personal advocacy, enabling them to be effective promoters of their needs when dealing with the public. Examples of several in which we are actively engaged are transportation services needs, affordable housing, and nursing home transition procedures.