Get to the Core of It: Integrating CIL Core Services for a Holistic Consumer Experience

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Tempe, Arizona
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About the Training

Consumer control is at the heart of Independent Living. Centers for Independent Living distinguish themselves and the quality of their services by allowing consumers to determine their own goals and success. It’s a simple concept, but running a CIL and providing the core services is anything but. This training will provide you with best practices and innovative approaches to the core services by going straight back to our roots in consumer control and the independent living philosophy. We will address all of the CIL core services, including the new core services of youth transition, transition from institutions to the community, and avoiding institutionalization.

Our team of experienced CIL directors and staff will give you real-world solutions to build integrated, seamless services and programs focused on consumer empowerment and success. This will be IL-NET’s only national, onsite training in 2018. Don’t miss this exciting 3 ½ day event in the Valley of the Sun.

Following the training, on the afternoon of May 4, participants will have the opportunity to take a field trip to the Ability360 campus, Phoenix’s Center for Independent Living and an international landmark in universal design and collaborative planning with both its Ability360 Center and Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center.

Purpose and Target Audience

Executive Directors, Program Managers, Independent Living Specialists, Youth Transition Coordinators and other staff at Centers for Independent Living, that are responsible for CIL core services and program delivery. 


The registration fee is $150.00. NCIL is facilitating registration for this on-location training and you can register online. For registration assistance, please contact NCIL at 202.207.0334, or visit their website at

Learning Objectives

  • driven service delivery. 
  • Effective interviewing and goal setting practices that support consumer control and direction.
  • Effective Information & Referral (I&R) services that are responsive to community needs.
  • Approaches to implementing or strengthening core services in Peer Support and IL Skills Training that are responsive to consumer needs.
  • Approaches to implementing or strengthening Individual and Systems Advocacy activities that reflect community and consumer needs identified through core and other services.
  • Strategies for seamless integration of the new core services of Institutional Transition and Diversion to new populations and through your existing core services.
  • Strategies for seamless integration of the new core service of youth transition that attracts, involves, and fully engages youth and young adults at all levels of CIL governance and operations.
  • And much more...

Please visit the event web page at for a schedule of events, and presenter biographies.

Hotel Information

Tempe Mission Palms

60 East Fifth Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Front Desk: (480) 894-1400
Reservations: (800) 547-8705

  • Reduced Rate for IL-NET Attendees: $184.00/night (single / double occupancy), plus applicable taxes and a reduced hospitality fee of $5.95/night that includes airport transportation, guestroom internet, and more (normally $17.95/night).
  • You will need to provide our group name, "IL-NET" when making your reservation to receive the group rate. You can also reference our unique group code: 2UG0UL.
  • Guestroom reservation deadline is March 31, 2018.