Core Services

All Centers for Independent Living are based on five core services that guide the services we provide and events we hold.

Training is provided to individuals according to their needs. This may entail transportation, budgeting, disability rights, cooking, etc.

Disabled individuals work with their Community Inclusion Specialist to set goals for themselves and make plans for achieving those goals.

Information is provided about pertinent community and disability resources.

Consumers are provided with guidance through peer-to-peer counselors or mentors who have reached a certain level of independence or self-sufficiency.

Disabled adults are welcome to join our monthly peer support meeting on Zoom called Coffee, Tea, and Me.


Focus: Peer support for adults

Time: 2:00-3:30 PM EST

Day: Fourth Wednesday of every month

Location: Zoom

Register in advance:

Youth with disabilities who are eligible for Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and who have completed their secondary education are transitioned from a secondary educational setting to a post-secondary educational program.

This service is to help youth with significant disabilities to achieve independence through higher education and employment.

Youth younger than 18 are welcome to join our monthly youth peer support Zoom meetings called Empower Me!

Focus: Peer support for youth

Time: 10:30-11:30 AM EST

Day: Fourth Wednesday of every month

Location: Zoom

Register in advance:

Assistance is provided in transitioning persons with significant disabilities from an institutional setting such as nursing facilities into a community-based setting.

This maximizes the consumer’s potential to function independently in their own homes.

Disability advocates work together with consumers in setting up a support system including access to community resources.