By funding services and supports provided by networks of community-based organizations, and with investments in research, education, and innovation, ACL helps millions of Americans live where they choose, with the people they choose and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.
NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully. NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.
The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field
Disability.gov is the federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. The site links to more than 14,000 resources from federal, state and local government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit organizations.
The process of turning the SILC Congress “event” into an actual organization has definitely been a learning process! Most people probably think that SILC Congress was just an annual conference, and a relatively small one, that happened and nothing more.
APRIL provides leadership and resources on rural independent living. As a national membership organization, APRIL is dedicated to advancing the rights and responsibilities of people with disabilities in rural America by serving as a center of resources and by leading systems change.
The Connecticut Association of Centers for Independent Living (CACIL) is a statewide, not-for-profit membership association composed of Independent Living Centers across Connecticut. CACIL’s mission is to improve the quality of life, safeguarding the rights, and ensuring equal opportunities for all people with disabilities, as well as promoting the Independent Living philosophy both within the disability community and to the public. CACIL assists the centers to remove barriers to the independence, inclusion, and integration of people with disabilities in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Developmental Disabilities Network was established to provide leadership for the implementation of the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. The Connecticut DD Network is comprised of:
For access to local resources, contact your Independent Living Center