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    See more about the Independent Living Services (ILS) Program.


    What are Centers for Independent Living?

    Designed and operated by individuals with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide independent living services for people with disabilities. CILs are at the core of ACL’s independent living programs, which work to support community living and independence for people with disabilities across the nation based on the belief that all people can live with dignity, make their own choices, and participate fully in society. These programs provide tools, resources, and supports for integrating people with disabilities fully into their communities to promote equal opportunities, self-determination, and respect.

    This graphic illustrates how CILs make community living possible.

    Find the State Plan for Independent Living (SPILs) and Centers for Independent Living (CILs) for all U.S. states and territories.

    What is Independent Living?

    Independent living can be considered a movement, a philosophy, or specific programs. [...]

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