IL Summit 2022

I.L. Summit Programs


Breakout Sessions #1 - 8:30am to 9:50am

Breakout Sessions #2 - 10:20am to 11:40am

Breakout Sessions #6 - 10:20am to 11:40am


Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide education about independent living options so participants can make the choice that is best for them.


CILs encourage participants to take control by setting & accomplishing their own personal goals.


CILs support participants as they learn to make informed decisions so they can change from unnecessary dependency to full inclusion in community life.

Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves and do not need anybody or that we want to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted.

We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, work in jobs that are in line with our education and abilities, and start families of our own. Just as everyone else, we need to be in charge of our lives, think and speak for ourselves. To this end we need to support and learn from each other, organize ourselves and work for political changes that lead to the legal protection of our human and civil rights.