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This section was created to provide answers to some of the more common questions that we receive. If you have a question that isn’t covered on this list, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.

What is independent living?

Independent living means having control over one’s own life by making informed choices that enable persons with disabilities to realize their dreams and aspirations. Living independently does not mean doing everything for one’s self, but being in control of decisions made by one’s self.


What are Centers for Independent Living?

Community-based, non-residential, cross-disability, private, nonprofit organizations run by and for persons with disabilities. CILs are not social service agencies, but agents for social change.


What functions do Centers for Independent Living serve?

Systems advocacy to eliminate environmental, economic, communication, civil and human right barriers. Training and direct services that offer choice options to consumers that empower them to make their own decisions about how they live. Public education to promote awareness of disability and accessibility to create equal opportunities for persons with disabilities throughout their communities.


Whom does the Disability Resource Center serve?

Persons with disabilities, their families,and the communities in Will and Grundy counties.


What Programs does the Disability Resource Center provide?

Click here to view a list of our Programs.


Centers for Independent Living are not social service agencies, but agents for social change.