Centers for Independent Living
WHAT IS A CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING?
Connecticut’s Centers for Independent Living are single points of access to services for people with disabilities. Centers for Independent Living, http://ctsilc.org/ :
- were codified into law with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973;
- are charged with promoting empowerment and self-reliance for persons with disabilities;
- are operated and administered by persons with disabilities;
- offer a single point of access to services for all people regardless of the nature or type of disability; and
- offer advocacy, information and referral, peer counseling, skills training, and other supportive services for persons with disabilities.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
All persons with disabilities
HOW TO APPLY
- Contact your local Center for Independent Living.
- There are five Centers for Independent Living in Connecticut:
TO FIND PROVIDERS IN CONNECTICUT’S COMMUNITY RESOURCES DATABASE
Search by service name: Centers for Independent Living.
SOURCE: Connecticut Statewide Independent Living Council
PREPARED BY: 211/rj
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: July2017