Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILC)State Programs—Centers for  Independent Living (CIL)

In 1992, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was amended to provide states with greater flexibility in supporting independent living options for individuals with disabilities. Each state in the country has several Centers for Independent Living (CIL) that provides advocacy and services to help individuals with disabilities live independent and self-sufficient lives. 

While CILs do not provide actual housing options, if your child needs help with independent living skills, your local CIL may be able to provide needed assistance in developing them.

To find out what independent living services a CIL can provide:

Call 1-713-520-0232 (Voice) or 1-713-520-5136 (TTY)
Visit www.ilru.org
Write
Independent Living Research Utilization Project
The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

 

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