CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING – The term "center for independent living" means a consumer–controlled, community–based, cross–disability, nonresidential, private, nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
1. Information & referral
2. Independent living skills training
3. Individual and systems advocacy
4. Peer counseling
51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with significant disabilities.
The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability.