Orientation to Web Resources for New CILs
About the Presenters
Independent Living Resource Utilization: Since ILRU was established
in 1977, it has developed a variety of strategies for collecting,
synthesizing, and disseminating information related to the field
of independent living. ILRU staff serves Independent Living Centers,
Statewide Independent Living Councils, state and federal rehabilitation
agencies, and other organizations involved in the field, both nationally
The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running
national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for
people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands
of organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent
Living, Statewide Independent Living Councils, people with disabilities,
and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights
of people with disabilities throughout the United States.
The Association of Programs for Rural Independent
Living (APRIL) is a national grass roots, consumer controlled, nonprofit membership
organization consisting of centers for independent living, their
satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living councils,
other organizations and individuals concerned with the independent
living issues of people with disabilities living in rural America.
Research and Training Center on Disability
in Rural Communities is funded by the National Institute on Rehabilitation Research
to improve the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently
in rural America.
Clearinghouse for Home and Community Based
Services promotes the
development and expansion of home and community-based services
by gathering resources and tools for research, policy making and
program development into its one-stop website. By facilitating
the sharing of information, we empower professionals to be more
effective in supporting real choice and independence for older
Americans and people with disabilities.