Where are CILs responsible for Providing the 4 Core Independent Living Services?
In almost 30% of U.S. counties, no CIL is responsible for providing IL Services.
"Responsibility" indicates that a CIL has assumed responsibility to provide the 4 Core IL services in a county as a condition of receiving State, Federal, or other funding, and/or the CIL Board has included the county in its 4 Core IL service area responsibility. The 4 core independent living services are: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and individuals and systems advocacy.
There are 3141 counties, county equivalents, and independent cities. In 268 counties more than one CIL is responsible for all or part of the county. For example there are 7 CILs in LA county -- home of almost 10 million people ( 1.75 million are people with disabilities) with 4000 square miles; some counties have one CIL for a large city, and another for the non-city area of the county -- eg Camden NJ, Chicago IL; Massachusetts uses "Cities and Towns" designations to assign responsibility; and CILS which serve only tribal jurisdictions e.g the Navaho nation or the South Dakota's Indian reservations, overlap county lines.
|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.|