Independent Living in the USA

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As of October 2010, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) of the U.S. Education Department funds Centers for Independent Living (CILs) through 225 awards under Title VII, Chap. 1, Part C of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. About 400 CILs are recognized by RSA and/or state agencies in the U.S.

RSA also awards funds to 57 states and territories under Title VII, Chap. 1, Part B of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Each of these states and territories maintains a statewide independent living council (SILC).

You can find CILs and SILCs online at:

Employment in IL

Are you interested in working in the IL movement? The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) keeps an online list of open jobs in IL .

Independent Living Organizations & Networks

Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living

National Council on Independent Living

SILC Congress

Independent Living USA

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Rev. Sept. 2016