Association of Colorado Centers for Independent Living is a membership organization that believes we can best help to improve the lives of people with disabilities in the state of Colorado by having a strong, unified coalition of Centers for Independent Living that serves the entire state.
Centers for Independent Living are non-profit grassroots organizations authorized by the Rehabilitation Act of 1979. We operate a wide variety of programs to address local concerns and priorities, but every Center promotes the Independent Living philosophy and provides at least five core services. These are advocacy, peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training and transistion serves.
Advocacy is working to remove the barriers to independent living and full inclusion in all aspects of community life.
Peer support is providing the opportunity for people to learn and grow by discussing their needs, concerns and issues with people who have had similar experiences.
Information and referral gives people access to the information and resources they need to make informed choices and get what they need to live independently.
Independent living skills training helps individuals acquire the skills they need to live in their community.
Transitions Services...includes individuals with significant disabilities moving from nursing homes and other instituitions to home and community-based residences, supporting people with disabilities at risk of entering institutions to remain in the community, and transitioning youth with significant disabilities to community living.
We work in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Colorado Independent Living Council. You can find out more about them by going to our Partnership section or clicking directly on their Logos.