INCIL IS …
the statewide association representing Illinois’ Centers for Independent Living (CILs). INCIL is an authoritative source of information about the accomplishments and needs of Illinois CILs and about issues most critical to promote independent living for all persons with disabilities. We advocate for the integration and inclusion of people with disabilities in Illinois.
The purpose of INCIL is to facilitate collaboration among all 22 Centers for Independent Living in Illinois by promoting, through the Independent Living Movement, equal opportunities and civil rights for all persons with disabilities. The association also supports the professional development, improvement and expansion of community-based, consumer-controlled CILs, offering related community education throughout the state.
A CIL IS …
A non-residential, community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organization, designed and staffed by persons with disabilities. CILs are driven by the philosophy that all people with disabilities have the right and the responsibility to make choices to control the direction of their lives and participate fully and equally in their communities.
Centers for Independent Living Provide:
- Peer Support
- Information and Referral
- Individual and Systems Advocacy
- Independent Living Skills Training
- Transition Support (from school to work, and from institutionalization to independence)
Illinois is home to:
- 22 Centers for Independent Living
- 17 satellite CIL offices