Rebecca Payton

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Rebecca Payton has been with the Regional Center for Independent Living and the Center for Disability Rights, Inc. for twelve years. In 2014, RCIL received a BIP Innovation Grant to do nursing facility transition and diversion. With these funds, RCIL was able to employ three full time Transition Coaches who focused solely on our fifth core service. The results of this program were so successful that the Transition Coaching program was continued under CDR in April 2016, with new state IL funding. Rebecca currently oversees this nursing facility transition program and its companion program, the Open Doors Transition Center at CDR. Rebecca’s commitment to the mission and strong belief in advocacy is what successfully drives our transition programs.  

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Email: rapayton@rcil.orgWebsite:

Regional Center for Independing Living, 497 State Street, Rochester, NY 14608

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