• NCIL Anniversary Logo: Celebrating 40 Years
  • Judy Heumann and Marca Bristo pose for a photo together at NCIL’s Annual Conference on Independent Living
  • NCIL Member at the Capitol – Welcome to the Independent Living Movement
  • A person signs “Independence” in American Sign Language
  • A man with a disability exits the Light Rail in Phoenix, AZ
  • Justin Dart Parade Puppet
  • Banner – Injustice Anywhere Is a Threat to Justice Everywhere – MLK

A Message from Theo Braddy: You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’

Hello everyone, this is Theo Braddy, Executive Director of NCIL, with another message I entitled, You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’.

 This life-changing song, sung by the Righteous Brothers, goes like this,

“You lost that lovin’ feelin’. Whoa, that lovin’ feelin’. You lost that lovin’ feelin’

 Now it’s gone, gone, gone.”

These words resonate with me, and I’ve chosen to incorporate them into this message for a specific reason. Read more.

Accessing NCIL’s 2023 Conference Content Archive

The content from NCIL’s 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living is available at the NCIL Member Center. Content includes video archives, transcripts, presentations, and handouts. This restricted content is limited only to NCIL members and 2023 conference attendees. Read more.

5 for 5 Campaign

5 for 5 Logo: Fund Centers for Independent Living - 500 Million; 5 Core Services

On February 13, NCIL launched our new advocacy campaign, 5 for 5! We are asking Congress for $500 million to support Independent Living Services. Visit 5for5campaign.com or reach out to [email protected] for more information.

Service and Oversight Resources

If you are seeking services, first contact your Center for Independent Living. CILs are advocacy organizations run by and for people with disabilities. They provide five “core” services:

  • Peer Support
  • Independent Living Skills Training
  • Information and Referral
  • Individual and Systems Advocacy
  • Transition to Community Life
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