National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)


Mission: NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.

Vision: NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.

The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: individuals with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.



After High School All Disabilities Deaf-Blind High School Independent Living Middle School Parent/Family Related Services State/National Organizations Transition