Independent Living Centers
Independent Living Centers are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.
Also, Independent Living Centers serve as a strong advocacy voice on a wide range of national, state and local issues. They work to assure physical and programmatic access to housing, employment, transportation, communities, recreational facilities, and health and social services. These are just a few of the services offered.
There are nearly 500 ILCs in the USA. Many are state supported. The following database was compiled from federal and state sources, but it does not contain an exhuasted list of ILCs. If you know of an ILC not listed in the daqtabase, please let us know. To find a particular ILC, click on ther link for the Searchable CIL Datqabase. Use the search functionh on the page, and enter any identifying information, or put in the postaql abbreation for the state.. Please help us keep this database up-date. Please use the form below to report any new information to or fax it to ILUSA at (518)-274-7944. The Rehabilitation Research Training Center on Independent Living Management (RRTCIL-M) . You may contact the Buffalo, New York Western NY ILP, Inc. for further information..Thank you.
Updated September 11, 2008
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THE MOVEMENT FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING: A Brief History By: Maggie Shreve
The History of CIL: Where it All Began, Berkeley California
Declaring independence in Berkeley, by Sonny Kleinfield
A People's History of the Independent Living Movement
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