MAY 8th (TODAY) Getting Back to Basics: Guidance and Support for Infant, Toddler & Preschool Parents and Caregivers 

Are you a parent, preschool or daycare provider and have questions about

your child/children’s speech & language milestones,

eating, behavior and appropriate play?


Join the Putnam County Community Support Initiative for an informative, in-person workshop Getting Back to Basics: Guidance and Support for Infant, Toddler & Preschool Parents and Caregivers 


Presented by a variety of early childhood professionals, including speech therapists, special & general education teachers, and social workers. The presenters will share information on milestones, red flags, sensory versus behavior, strategies and appropriate play. We will have time to break out into groups to answer questions and discuss techniques that can be utilized in various situations.

May 8th, 2024 at 6 p.m.

Donald B. Smith Government Campus, 112 Old Route 6, Carmel, NY 



If you have difficulty RSVPing, or have questions, please call Robin Llaque,  

Putnam Independent Living Services, (845) 228-7457 

May is a month of empowerment and advocacy

Join us in celebrating Global Accessibility Day on May 16th and Mental Health Awareness Month throughout May.

At WILC, we're dedicated to promoting accessible and independent living for individuals with disabilities. Our mission is rooted in empowering every individual to lead a self-directed life, fostering inclusivity, and providing vital resources. Together, let's champion accessibility and mental well-being, creating a world where everyone can thrive.

In Memory of WILC Board Member, Jesse Sahagun

With great sadness, we announce the sudden passing of our friend and fellow WILC Board Member, Jesse Sahagun. Jesse has served as a Board Member for close to 30 years, and we are thankful for his outstanding leadership, friendship, guidance, and wisdom.

If you wish to donate in Jesse's name please click here.

Additionally, if you are inspired by Jesse's commitment to WILC and are interested in volunteering as a board member yourself, please don't hesitate to contact us. We welcome individuals who share Jesse's values and vision to join us in leading our efforts forward.


Make a difference with your vote! Click the link below to support WILC in the Local Nonprofit category for the 914 Inc Best of Business Awards. Help WILC take home an amazing win! Voting closes on May 15th.

Vote here!

Young Children Post Covid Survey

To improve educational outcomes for children with disabilities, PILS Educational Advocacy staff is working with local agencies, school districts, and preschool & daycare programs to better understand possible post-COVID environmental and societal factors which are now impacting/affecting young children. If you are a parent or guardian of a child, or children, birth - 7, we would love your input. Please complete this short survey.


If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Robin Llaque, Educational Advocate, at rllaque@putnamils.org

Financial Aid Resources

Explore essential financial aid resources! Whether you're a staff member or a CRS vendor offering Pre-Ets services, these informative videos from the government are a must-watch. Dive into a series of helpful insights on YouTube to better support those seeking financial aid.

Empower yourself with knowledge:



This may be useful for those struggling with FAFSA ( and/or TAP) 




They are also offering live events to help people with college financial aid:



There are various video resources on this link:


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White Plains, NY 10607

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Putnam Independent Living Services

1441 Route 22, Suite 204

(Tompkins Mahopac Bank building)

Brewster, New York 10509

(845) 228-7457 (Voice)

(914) 259-8036 (VP)

(845) 228-7460 (Fax)