NCIL News & Happenings: December 28, 2023

This Year, Give the Gift of NCIL Membership to Your Staff… AND Board!

We’re pleased to announce expanded benefits for current and new NCIL members.

Starting this winter, NCIL has opened up our organizational associate membership level for ALL staff and board of member organizations.

What does this mean?

When you sign your organization up as a NCIL member, each staff and board member of your organization will receive a free associate level NCIL membership. This includes access to member communications, NCIL’s Member Center, input on NCIL priorities, ability to join NCIL committees, and discounts on conferences and trainings!

How do I take advantage of these benefits?

New Organizational Member: Registration for organizations that have never been a member: (

Returning Organizational Member: How to log into the Member Center for organizations that have been a member in the past and want to renew: (

Organizational Associate Member: Use the individual membership form ( and select your member organization when prompted.

NCIL still offers individual membership for only $35.00 per year. Purchase or renew your individual membership at

Read more about NCIL’s member benefits at

If you are unclear on your individual or organizational membership status, please contact Denise Law at [email protected].

Connecting People with Disabilities to Local Community Resources: Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL)

Watch a new video ( to learn how the Disability Information and Access Line (DIAL) helps people with disabilities and their loved ones by connecting them to requested community supports. Launched in 2021 to help people with disabilities access COVID-19 vaccinations, DIAL also provides information about essential services such as transportation, housing support, disability rights and more. Call, text or videophone (ASL users) 888-677-1199 or visit for more information or to start an online chat.

Join the Home Usability Peer Network!

Logo – The text “Home Usability Peer Network” is bordered by an icon of a green house.

Monthly Meetings start January 10, 2024. Register for the meetings at

Meetings will be held the second Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. ASL and CART will be provided.

Learn more about the Home Usability Peer Network at Contact Mary-Kate Wells with any questions at [email protected].

Image: Logo – The text “Home Usability Peer Network” is bordered by an icon of a green house.