What is a Center for Independent Living? A CIL is a consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities, and provides an array of independent living services. CILs work to promote social change, eliminate disability-based discrimination, and create opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in their communities.
Which CILs are included in the Geography Study? All U.S. CILs in the 50 States and the District of Columbia are included, not just those CILs which receive RSA funding.
How we count CILs: We use the governing board as the basis for counting CILs, since it most accurately represents the number of consumer controlled private non profit agencies. For example, in Alaska the CIL offices in Anchorage and Fairbanks are both controlled by the same consumer controlled governing board, so count as one consumer controlled private non profit agency.
- CIL contact information and facts about CIL Service Areas
- Where are the U.S. Centers for Independent Living?
- Where are CILs responsible for providing the 4 Core Independent Living Services?
- People with Disabilities in the US
- Other Resources
- Update or correct information about a CIL
|Research support by US Dept of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research grant #H133B030501. Opinions expressed reflect those of the authors and are not necessarily those of the funding agency.|