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Independent Living Programs

Resource Author/Owner/Service Provider

NYS Independent Living Council (NYSILC)

Description

Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are community-based, cross-disability, non-profit organizations that are designed and operated by people with disabilities. CILs are unique in that they operate according to a strict philosophy of consumer control, wherein people with all types of disabilities directly govern and staff the organization. Centers for Independent Living Provide:

  • Peer Support
  • Information and Referral
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Independent Living Skills Training

Locate Centers for Independent Living (CIL) using our mapping tool.

Contact Information/Service Locations

Listing of NYS Centers for Independent Living

Additional Info:

View listing of Centers for Independent Living in New York State.

County(ies) Served:

New York State


Categories

AccessibilityAdvocacyCommunity CareHousing SupportsIndependent LivingInformation and ReferralLife TransitionsMoney ManagementRecreation/Clubs/SportsSelf-AdvocacySelf-Directed CareSocial Skill DevelopmentTraining and Technical AssistanceTransition PlanningTransitions to AdulthoodYouth Peer Support and Advocacy

Related Terms

communityindependenceindependent living programrehabilitation
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