Centers and Councils — How does Independent Living work? Independent Living is more than a concept. It is a philosophy, a movement, and a national network of Centers for Independent Living. Each Statewide Independent Living Council works with the Centers for Independent Living and other partners in their state to collaborate in establishing and implementing a State Plan for Independent Living.

We get questions every day about compliance — what is required — and about best practices and creative ideas for this national IL Network. Join the conversation as we explore Independent Living through the questions you and others in the field are asking.  Let’s provide technical assistance and peer support to each other. Comments made by the field that provide technical assistance will be posted.

We are providing the most up-to-the-minute technical assistance as we understand it. You are urged to research this for yourself as well. ILRU cannot be responsible for the success or failure of any Center or SILC to meet emerging or any other requirements.
This website is supported by grant numbers 90ILTA0001 and 90ISTA0001 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official Administration for Community Living policy.