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2013 CIL Policy and Procedure Manual

2013 CIL Policy and Procedure Manual Note: If you would like to receive attachments/appendices to this manual, please contact Marcia DuBois at Marcia.Dubois@dars.virginia.gov

Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living, often referred to as "CILs", are non-residential places of action and coalition designed and operated by people with disabilities. CILs work with individuals to promote leadership and independence as well as with local communities to remove barriers to independence. In Virginia, most CILs serve a planning district comprised of several counties. The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is the agent through which State and some Federal funds are granted to CILs.

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services to individuals with significant disabilities as well as to the local community at large. CILs provide the following core services to individuals:

Services to the community include systems change advocacy, disability awareness, community education, and technical assistance regarding accessibility and disability-related legislation.

For more information about CILs, contact Marcia DuBois at the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
800-552-5019 V or 800-464-9950 TTY or email Marcia.Dubois@dars.virginia.gov

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