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Registered Nurse Full Time Seeking motivated, compassionate, organized Registered Nurse to work with intellectually disabled individuals. Full Time Monday-Friday with occasional weekends on call. 

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The Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO) was developed by a grass roots group of individuals with disabilities and representatives of key agencies of Palm Beach County in October, 1989. The purpose was to have an advocacy organization for children and adults with disabilities. In January of 1990 the corporation was chartered, a Board of Directors was elected and plans were formulated for a two day forum, held that August. This forum, which focused on gathering data on the needs and concerns of people with disabilities and their families was attended by approximately 300 individuals. The tremendous need for services for people with disabilities, as evidenced by the response to the public forum, led the agency from operating in a private residence to opening an office on April 1, 1991. In November of 1992 the Center hired its first Executive Director and a Coordinator of Advocacy Services. Coincidental with the inception and growth of the Center was the passage and beginning implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. CILO has "grown up" with the ADA and feels very comfortable with its role as the primary source of ADA information and interpretation for Palm Beach County. CILO has conducted numerous accessibility surveys and sits on several compliance boards. In the summer of 1993, CILO was awarded a $2,000 grant from the Florida Endowment Fund for Vocational Rehabilitation to help finance its Peer Counseling Program and, in 1995, the same Foundation awarded $8,200 toward the completion of an accessible housing survey. CILO began receiving state general revenue funding and Vocational Rehabilitation funding in 1991. Since 1996, CILO began receiving federal funding. The need for CILO's services has grown rapidly with the increase in population of people with disabilities and the interest of individuals to live as independent lives as possible. CILO became a United Way of Palm Beach County funded agency in 1997. The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties contributed to the Community Equipment Lending & Recycling Project for 1998-99 to recycle adaptive equipment through a collaborative effort with ARC, Gulfstream Goodwill, Children's Medical Services and FDLRS Dept. of the School District of Palm Beach County. Lost Tree Village provided funds for a Braille printer and for adaptive equipment to be recycled. CILO produced a video in 1998 on Inclusive Recreation through the Office of Equal Opportunity and has been funded to produce two television shows on individuals with disabilities during 1999 and 2000. CILO began to receive funding from the Palm Beach County Community Services, Financially Assisted Agencies beginning October 1, 1998. In January 1, 1998 CILO received a one year grant from the Children's Services Council to serve adolescents with disabilities in the ALERT-US (Accessible Lifesaving Education for at Risk Teens-Utilizing Seniors) program designed for pregnancy and HIV prevention. In 1999, The Community Foundation for Palm Beach & Martin Counties began funding a component for the ALERT-US program to recruit senior citizens to serve as mentors and bring HIV prevention information to the senior community. The ALERT-US program developed into a training program for middle and high school students with all types disabilities focusing on career development, conflict resolution skills, independent living skills, self-advocacy skills and pregnancy and HIV prevention. Palm Beach County Community Services and the United Way of PBC have jointly funded this successful adolescent after school and summer program since 1999. In November 2000, CILO purchased a free standing building and in January 2001 moved our administrative offices and program services to our new building. With the generous support of Lost Tree Village Charitable Foundation, Forrest C. Lattner Foundation, Bethesda-By-The Sea Episcopal Foundation, the United States Department of Education - Rehabilitation Services Administration, and the Office for Equal Opportunity, CILO completed renovations for accessibility. During 2003, 2,864 individuals received services from CILO including 1,975 individuals with disabilities that established goals for independence at CILO and 889 people who requested information and referral services. In 2004, CILO increased our consumers by 13% to serve about 3,115 individuals including 2,483 people with Independent Living Plans and 632 for Information & Referral Services. In 2005, CILO had a 20% increase in consumers and served a total of 4,075 people with disabilities in 2005, combining consumers and people receiving information & referral. During the past year CILO also served 1,250 meals to people with disabilities who were hungry, provided 119 families of people with disabilities & their families with hurricane supplies, provided adaptive equipment to 134 people with disabilities and served 73 crime victims with disabilities and 53 secondary crime victims. The majority of CILO's staff and board members have disabilities and we advocate for the civil rights of people with disabilities including access to housing, employment, transportation, education, and the community. People with disabilities are valuable members of our community and have the right to be respected and included in all aspects of community life!