• 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: Am I Undesirable?

People with disabilities are discriminated against and oppressed when people, especially those with power and influence, develop ideas, practices, and policies based on misinformation, myths, and misbeliefs about people with diverse disabilities. An example of a misbelief would be when mainstream society believes that people with disabilities don’t contribute to the community and that we are only a burden to the community! Read more.

2024 Conference Registration Now Open!

Conference Logo: Black sans serif text says, “BACK TO THE FUTURE”. To the right, digital font in bright, bold orange says, “2024”. Underneath, [NCIL Logo: National Council on Independent Living] Annual Conference on Independent Living.

Visit the 2024 Annual Conference on Independent Living web page to register, book your hotel room, and plan your trip!

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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