• 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 on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

This is another message from Theo Braddy, Executive Director of the National Council on Independent Living.

Today’s topic is on DEIA.

It seems like more and more people are getting into Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) consulting.

Everyone is claiming to be an expert. Well, I am not an expert. The more I read and research on the topic of DEIA, the more I realize how little I actually know.

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2023 Annual Conference

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

Registration is now open for NCIL’s 2023 Annual Conference on Independent Living! The conference agenda, hotel information, and sponsorship opportunities are available at our conference webpage: ncil.org/ncil2023.

NCIL Member Center Rollout

NCIL is pleased to announce the first phase of the rollout of our new Membership Center!

NCIL staff has worked diligently for the past year to identify, build, and launch our Member Center, which will serve as a space for NCIL members to connect with each other, renew their memberships, and gain access to members-only content. We want to provide everyone with a more streamlined, modern, and useful membership experience.

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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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