• 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

2023 Annual Conference

2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living Logo: Indivisible. Graphic features intersecting threads.

The conference agenda, hotel information, and sponsorship opportunities are available at our conference webpage: ncil.org/ncil2023.

A Brief Message from Theo Braddy, Executive Director of NCIL

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

A few days ago, during the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)’s quarterly board meeting, NCIL launched its 5 for 5 Campaign (5for5campaign.com). This campaign primarily focuses on increasing funding for Centers for Independent Living, whose work invests in community living and independence for people with disabilities.

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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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National Policy

Advocacy Monitor LogoNCIL is proud to offer a national policy platform that advocates for the human and civil rights of all individuals. NCIL members directly determine our public policy priorities through regular survey, and by serving on our legislative and advocacy subcommittees. Read about NCIL’s current policy positions and access official position papers by using the Advocacy Monitor.