CIL Case Studies

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU) in collaboration with Public Research and Evaluation Services (PRES) conducted a three-phase research study entitled, Disability, Diversity and Intersectionality (DDI) project. The study was designed to determine how centers for independent living are designing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically competent policies and practices to improve services, programs, and outreach for racially/ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. The research project included a focus group, key informant interviews, and discussions with CILs. CILs that were nominated and deemed as making progress in serving underserved racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse individuals participated in interviews for the purpose of completing a case study about their work.

As a result, nine CILs were selected and case studies were completed. These CILs emphasize that their progress is an ongoing journey and that they are learning along with everyone else. The centers and their directors are: