Virtual Independent Living Services
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Program Description​

VILS Team

Joseph Acosta Support Services Coordinator, Virtual Independent Living Services Coordinator

Joey Acosta

VILS Coordinator

Education: Eastwood High School Graduate, Bachelor of Science Computer Networking and Security, Master of Business Administration

Experience: Information Technology Specialist, Assistive Technology Specialist, Sole Proprietor, Employment Coordinator, Independent Living Skills and Peer Counseling Coordinator

Skills Coordinator, Computer Lab Assistant, Rehabilitation Council of Texas Member, Relay Texas Advisory Committee Member, Texas Workforce

Solutions Disability Subcommittee Member, Project Higher Steering Committee Member, Upper Rio Grande IDD Community Support Member

Interests: Cooking, Fishing, Upgrading Computers and Reading

Favorite Quote: No matter what problem you encounter, whether it’s a grand challenge for humanity or a personal problem of your own, there’s an idea out there that can overcome it. And you can find that idea. – Ray Kurzweil
soaring American bald eagle

Soaring Eagle Social Club

People with disabilities are welcome to login, kickback and talk about any number of topics related to disability and/or independent living.  The virtual social club provides a safe haven where people with disabilities can form relationships, have productive and meaningful conversations, learn from other’s lifelong experiences, and seek advice and guidance from members who have experienced similar experiences or dilemmas.  For those that do not like crowds and just want to have a one-on-one conversation, that can be arranged as well.

The club is open: Monday through Friday 6 PM to 8 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 7 PM Mountain Standard Time. The club is closed on holidays.  To become a member, please register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcuiqrjopG9bXL_ROlOykd09wTq9ZF9TK

Please note, you will need to install the Zoom application in order to enter the club.

A dimly lit room with a desk. On top of the desk is a laptop that displays people participating in a videoconference;; a tablet displaying the same users and a portable hard drive.

Virtual Independent Living Services

Program Description

Joseph Acosta Support Services Coordinator, Virtual Independent Living Services Coordinator

Joseph (Joey) Acosta

Virtual Independent Living Services Coordinator

Education: Eastwood High School Graduate, Bachelor of Science Computer Networking and Security, Master of Business Administration

Experience: Information Technology Specialist, Assistive Technology Specialist, Sole Proprietor, Employment Coordinator, Independent Living Skills and Peer Counseling Coordinator, Computer Lab Assistant, Former Rehabilitation Council of Texas Member, Former Relay Texas Advisory Committee Member, Current Texas Workforce Solutions Disability Subcommittee Member, Current Project Higher Steering Committee Member, Upper Rio Grande IDD Community Support Network Member

Interests: Cooking, Fishing, Upgrading Computers and Reading

Favorite Quote: No matter what problem you encounter, whether it’s a grand challenge for humanity or a personal problem of your own, there’s an idea out there that can overcome it. And you can find that idea. – Ray Kurzweil

soaring American bald eagle

Soaring Eagle Social Club

People with disabilities are welcome to login, kickback and talk about any number of topics related to disability and/or independent living.  The virtual social club provides a safe haven where people with disabilities can form relationships, have productive and meaningful conversations, learn from other’s lifelong experiences, and seek advice and guidance from members who have experienced similar experiences or dilemmas.  For those that do not like crowds and just want to have a one-on-one conversation, that can be arranged as well.

The club is open: Monday through Friday 6 PM to 8 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 4:00 p.m. to 7 PM Mountain Standard Time. The club is closed on holidays.  To become a member, please register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0qcuiqrjopG9bXL_ROlOykd09wTq9ZF9TK

Please note, you will need to install the Zoom application in order to enter the club.