18 Gunia Drive, LaSalle, IL 61301
Voice (815)224-3126 (800)822-3246
TTY (815)224-8271/(866)822-3246
Videophone (815)410-9015

Independent Living & Community Services

Community Education

The IVCIL provides community education to the general public. The IVCIL provides frequent trainings dealing with such issues as:

    The Americans with Disabilities Act

    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act




    Interpersonal communication skills

    Personal budgeting

    Other topics.

View the Calendar of Events for the date and information on the next training.


Cynthia Panizzi, Independent Living Specialist



Cynthia Panizzi, Independent Living Specialist



Ashley Purpura, Independent Living Specialist II



Ashley Purpura, Independent Living Specialist II


IVCIL Social Gatherings

IVCIL holds socials once per month for staff, board members, supporters and friends of IVCIL for the purpose of getting together to eat and socialize outside of the working environment. Spouses or guests are welcome. Everyone pays for their own meal. Just call 815-224-3126 ext. 214 or email me at ad@ivcil.com and let me know you are coming.

See the calendar of events for the dates of the socials to join us at these gatherings.

And remember what Julia Child said. “People who love to eat are always the best people.” See you there!

Disability Awarness

Upon request, the IVCIL conducts disability awareness presentations to:

  • Service clubs
  • Social service agencies
  • Businesses
  • Schools
  • Other entities

Types of presentations offered:

  • Disability Etiquette Presentation
  • Disability Awareness Presentation

This presentation is designed to assist persons without disabilities to feel comfortable interacting with persons with disabilities.

The disability awareness presentation is designed to assist persons without disabilities to understand different types of disabilities, how they affect individuals, their abilities, and common misconceptions. This presentation is annually presented to schools in our Youth Services program.

Equipment Loan Closet

The IVCIL has a variety of medical equipment and assistive devices available for use by persons with disabilities. Wheelchairs, walkers, canes and crutches, commodes, shower benches, and other supplies are available for use free of charge to individuals who would benefit.

There is a $100.00 deposit on item such as wheelchairs that have a higher value.

Resource Library

IVCIL offers a resource library so that people with disabilities and their families have access to information to learn more about their disabilities, disability rights, and disability-related issues.

Available are books, DVD's and the use of the internet.