The term Consumer is used by CILs because it clearly shows the person receiving services has control over the process and is making all the decisions.
As the next piece in our Independent Living History series, we feature the key piece of legislation that established Centers for Independent Living.
Ed Roberts is key to knowing the history of Centers for Independent Living as well as our history and philosophy.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, we sat down with Rochelle Harrod, an Independent Living Specialist at Independence Now and coordinator of our Annual Women’s Tea.
As part of our Independent Living History series and in recognition of March being Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the contributions of a local woman to events in Disability History.
As part of our Independent Living History series and in recognition of February being Black History Month, we recognize a group of unsung heroes in Disability History – The Black Panthers.
All through February, join Independence Now as we proudly celebrate Black History Month by sharing stories of black activists and pioneers in the disability rights movement. Today we’re sharing the story of Johnnie Lacy, a social justice pioneer and one of the founding members of the first Center for Independent Living (CIL), in Berkeley, CA.[…]
Have you wondered why Centers for Independent Living (CILs) do things the way we do them? CILs are built on a few key foundational beliefs, which together form our philosophy and subsequently the way we provide supports and services to people with disabilities. First, we embrace that all individuals are different and unique. Both within[…]