Independent Living is based on the concept that a person with a disability can lead a constructive life as a functioning member of his or her community. It recognizes that one’s worth, as a vital human being, is not diminished because of a disability.
Building skills and confidence to live an independent lifestyle requires programs that provide peer support, assistance in purchasing needed equipment, and hiring and managing a personal care attendant, with a whole spectrum of services provided by professionals.
These programs and services are offered through Centers for Independent Living (CILs). NEILS is a Center for Independent Living which provides services to residents with disabilities in Northeast Missouri.