What is a CIL?

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are organizations run by and for people with disabilities. All CILs offer four core services as well as a host of other programming to assist people with disabilities. The work and services of a CIL are aimed at empowering people with disabilities and making sure that they have access to their communities and can better take control of, and make decisions in their lives.

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are organizations run by and for people with disabilities. All CILs offer four core services as well as a host of other programming to assist people with disabilities. Continue reading “What is a CIL?”

The Independent Living Movement

People with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options and control over choices in their lives as do people without disabilities. This is the core concept that set the Independent Living Movement in action nearly fifty years ago.

People with disabilities should have the same civil rights, options and control over choices in their lives as do people without disabilities. This is the core concept that set the Independent Living Movement in action nearly fifty years ago. Continue reading “The Independent Living Movement”

Are You an Advocate?

The other day I had a conversation with Ron Bercume (ILWAD co-founder) about what it means to be an advocate. He asked me, “Would I be Continue reading “Are You an Advocate?”