2111 Lakeland Ave., Suite A • Ronkonkoma, New York • 11779 • Telephone: 631-880-7929
• Fax: 631-946-6377 • TTY: 631-946-6585
2111 Lakeland Ave., Suite A
Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver Program
Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver Program
The Suffolk Independent Living Organization (SILO) has been a staple of the
disability community in Suffolk County for since 1985. A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit,
consumer controlled, nonresidential, civil rights, mentorship and educational organization,
SILO is philosophically tied to the nationwide Independent Living Movement which
asserts that people with disabilities have the same rights and responsibilities,
needs and desires, as their non-disabled peers.
SILO is Suffolk County's only independent living center and has long had the
reputation of providing the most comprehensive cross-disability related services
to the disabled community. SILO empowers people with disabilities to take an active
role in the community in which they live, work and play.
An Advocacy and Information and Referral agency, SILO has worked with individuals,
businesses, and agencies to promote equal access for people with all disabilities.
SILO is not a "case management" agency; rather, our focus is on empowerment, mentorship,
knowledge, and advocacy. Most of our service staff are people with disabilities themselves,
and this peer model facilitates a better relationship between the Independent Living
Skills Specialist and the individual being served. SILO's services are person-centered
so individuals determine their individual goals, not other people.
We need your support. If you are a person with a disability, living in Suffolk
County, SILO urges you to become more involved in making our community more accessible.
Whether it is attending a peer support group, advocacy training, or volunteer work,
your skills and personal experiences can assist SILO in achieving its goal of full
integration of people with disabilities throughout Suffolk County. We need you to
Within the next few weeks, SILO will be unveiling a new, more accessible and interactive
website. We appreciate your patience.
If you need information regarding SILO’s Nursing Home Transition and Diversion Waiver
(NHTD) or Traumatic Brain Injury Waiver programs, please call the following number: