Spotlight On Business – LICIL

The Long Island Center For Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL) has been serving people with disabilities residing in Nassau County for over 30 years. The Center is located in Levittown at 3601 Hempstead Turnpike, and is under the direction of Patricia Moore, the Executive Director and Joan Lynch, the Deputy Director.

The Center’s mission is to serve as a home base where persons with disabilities can access services and information that can open doors for a more productive, healthy secure life.

LICIL offers persons with disabilities and the frail elderly the following:

Benefits advisement: SSI, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and other benefits

Peer Counseling: Communicating with someone who has been through the same or similar situations.

Advocacy: Help consumers strengthen their advocacy skills

Housing Guidance: Provide information on low cost housing listings, the section 8 program housing search techniques.

Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services: managed by Susan McCormack, the Director of CDPAS. This program allows consumers to direct their personal assistant, and the assistant can be a neighbor, relative or good friend. This services is available to Medicaid eligible individuals.

LICIL also offers information and referrals, independent living skills, equipment loan, wheelchair accessible transportation, senior and veterans support and ADA( Americans With Disability Act) compliance consultation.

LICIL’s staff consists of experienced professionals of all abilities who are dedicated in assisting consumers in getting the services they need.

All services are provided to the Latino Community through LICIL’s Hispanic Outreach Service (HOS) by culturally sensitive, bilingual staff. HOS is managed by Grisselle Rivera-Muicciolo the Director of HOS.

The Center also has a Readers Theater Group and an Art Class that is always open for new members. The Center has many workshops and events throughout the year.

All Services are FREE!….For information on any of the Center’s services, workshops, events, theater group and art classes, please call 516-796-0144 or email [email protected] or visit us on the web at