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Join us December 12, 2019 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern to be a part of the Rural Conversation Community.

Notes from previous call

ILRU’s IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance Center for Independent Living is operated by ILRU with the assistance of APRIL, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living. The IL-NET Conversation Community series is facilitated by APRIL. Over the next year this series will help to build a community of CILs serving rural areas to learn from one another, brainstorm together, and build peer support.

We will use a Zoom meeting instead of a webinar, so feel free to set up your web cam and join the conversation with your peers. 

We will pick a new general topic for each of the Rural Conversations coming up in the next year. The Zoom meeting on December 12, 2019; 3:00-4:30 PM ET will be on “The Gift of Rural IL.” 


In the spirit of the season upon us, it is our hope this community conversation will be an opportunity to share some of the work you are proud of in your communities: 

1.  What program(s) or service are you most proud of that impact rural consumers and communities you serve? 

2.  Also, as we will do in every conversation, the second half of the discussion will be a time to brainstorm with the group, so bring any issues or problems for which you need solutions. 


Please use the link below to RSVP for the event. When you RSVP, we will send you login information. (Note the login information is different for each meeting, so your RSVP is very important.) 

A brief recap: During our first conversation we discussed ways that we can continue to stay in contact to give and receive support. We are working to find the most useful and efficient options for our group’s needs. If you are interested in joining the SLACK Rural Conversation Community Channel, please click the link below to sign up and sign in:

Slack Channel

The transcript and notes from the first conversation--in which those present gave support to one another--will be uploaded to this slack channel. In our next conversation we can discuss the usefulness of this approach and solve any problems you might have. Mary Olson is available for Zoom tutorials at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


We will build a strong community of support to continue to make us all stronger within the network. Join us soon!



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The IL-NET is a national training and technical assistance project for centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils. The IL-NET is operated by Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), and Utah State University Center for Persons with Disabilities. 

The IL-NET is supported by grant numbers 90ILTA0001 and 90ISTA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.