About NCIL

What does NCIL do?

NCIL is an association. Both people and organizations become members. Our members share their thoughts about what the most important issues are. Then NCIL tries to make change on those issues. NCIL does that by talking to members of Congress or making a public statement. NCIL also asks our members to help create those changes. NCIL sends emails called action alerts that say how people can help create change.

What are the member benefits?

Members get a discount for many of our trainings.

NCIL members can vote for Board members.

Members can also submit resolutions. Resolutions are a statement about how NCIL should do its work.

Members also vote on any changes to the NCIL Bylaws that are suggested by the Board. Bylaws are rules for the organization.

Individual members can sit on committees.

About NCIL Committees

NCIL has a large Board and committee structure. People from all over the country sit on the Board and committees. NCIL’s committees write action alerts and other statements for NCIL. A list of NCIL’s committees is below.

  • Diversity
    • Women’s Caucus 
    • Youth Caucus 
    • Queer Caucus  
  • International
  • Executive
  • Finance
    • Resource Development
  • Human Resources
  • Annual Conference
  • Membership
  • Legislative & Advocacy
    • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) / Civil Rights
    • Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
    • Education & Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
    • Emergency Preparedness 
    • Employment-Social Security
    • Healthcare / Personal Assistant Services (PAS)
    • Housing
    • Mental Health 
    • Rehab Act & IL Funding
    • Technology
    • Transportation
    • Veterans
    • Violence & Abuse 
    • Voting Rights 
  • Regional Representatives
  • President’s Task Forces:
    • Outcome Measures  
    • Parenting
    • Electronic Visit Verification
    • Chronic Pain / Opioids

The committees that cannot be joined are:

  • Executive. This committee is elected by the membership.
  • Legislative & Advocacy. This committee is made up of the Chairs of the committees below it.
  • Regional Representatives. This committee is elected by the membership.
  • President’s Task Forces. These groups are named by the President. Some are looking for new members. Some may not be.

Most of these groups meet monthly by phone and talk about the work the group is doing by email. 

If you want to join any of these groups, you can send an email to eleanor@ncil.org. Eleanor will give that email to the leader of that group.