COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

 

What is a disability?

A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one, or more, life functions (walking, breathing, hearing and self-care).

 

How do I know if I am eligible for help from the CIL?

Simply call us and we will do everything in our power to assist or direct you to the proper place to begin applying for assistance.

 

Who does the CIL serve?

Persons with disabilities with the desire to live independently.

 

What is the independent living philosophy?

People, regardless of ability, should have freedom of choice and ability to make their own decisions about their personal care, living arrangements, participation in society and other living preferences.

 

In what ways do you advocate for persons with disabilities?

The CIL promotes compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and other legislation. This includes, but is not limited to, accessibility in public and private buildings; accessible transportation systems; accessible, affordable housing; and equal opportunity for employment.

 

Who do I contact about discrimination?

If you believe you, or a loved one, is experiencing discrimination, contact us and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the law.

 

 

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