The Life of Ed Roberts

“We’ve tried cripples before and it didn’t work.” This was the response from the University of California at Berkeley to Ed Roberts when he applied for admission in 1962. This was not the first rejection that Ed received. In 1961, he was considered so severely disabled, that he was labeled “unemployable.” Roberts was significantly disabled, but he knew he could be an Continue reading “The Life of Ed Roberts”

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?”