The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living was established as a 501(c)(3) private, nonprofit organization in 1990. It serves as a networking, capacity building and advocacy organization for Florida's Centers for Independent Living (CILs).
Florida's 17 CILs are 501 (c)(3) private, nonprofit, non-residential agencies that assist persons with disabilities who wish to live independent, community based, self-directed, productive lives. They are part of a national network of “consumer controlled” CILs. Fifty-one percent of the staff and boards of all CILS are persons with disabilities.
The four core services provided by CILs are:
1. Information and referral
2. Independent Living Skills
3. Peer Mentoring and Networking
Each CIL also offers services specifically tailored to the needs of its community, including but not limited to: home modifications, equipment loans and repair, computer skills training, recreational activities, and community events.
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