"" ILRU Directory of Centers & SILCs--2014 (Vol. 36)
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What are centers for independent living?

Centers for independent living (CILs) are private, nonprofit corporations that provide services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities and the accessibility of the communities they live in. Centers are funded in part by the Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Independent Living Branch, to provide, among other things, several core services:

Independent living skills training
Information and referral
Peer counseling


Information on Centers for Independent Living from the Department of Education web pages: http://www.ed.gov/programs/cil/index.html

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