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505 Oberlin Road, Suite 148 Raleigh, NC 27605. Ed Roberts. ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME A CIL Grassroots Advocacy Organization Private Nonprofit Community-Based Consumer Controlled Cross-Disability Nonresidential. IL PHILOSOPHY Consumer control decision making service delivery management

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505 Oberlin Road, Suite 148

Raleigh, NC 27605



  • ELIGIBILITY TO BECOME A CIL

    • Grassroots Advocacy Organization

    • Private Nonprofit

    • Community-Based

    • Consumer Controlled

    • Cross-Disability

    • Nonresidential


  • IL PHILOSOPHY

  • Consumer control

    • decision making

    • service delivery

    • management

    • establishment of policy direction

  • Self-help & Self-advocacy

    • Peer relationships & Peer role models

    • Equal access to society and to all services, programs, activities, resources & facilities


  • CORE SERVICES OF

  • CENTERS FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

  • Advocacy

    • Individual Advocacy

    • Systems Advocacy

  • Peer Mentoring & Support

  • Independent Living Skills Training

  • Information & Referral

  • Transition Services

    • Youth Transitions

    • Transitions from Institutions

    • Diversions from Institutionalization


  • CHARITY OR PITY/SIN MODEL

  • Belief: disability is a punishment

  • Language: afflicted with, stricken with

  • Definition: handicap is a physical or social barrier that limits or prohibits full participation by people with disabilities; environmental features


  • MEDICAL/REHABILITATION MODEL

  • Belief: disability is a result of impairment and needs to be fixed or corrected as close as possible to “normal”

  • Language: Suffers with Muscular Dystrophy, TBI victim

  • Definition: disabled designates not able to be gainfully employed


  • INDEPENDENT LIVING OR

  • LIFESPAN MODEL

  • Belief: disability is a natural part of the lifespan; if you live to age 70, your chance of living life with a disability is 82%

  • Language: People First, stroke survivor, living with Multiple Sclerosis

  • Definition: disability is a substantial limitation in one or more major life activity; person centered


PEOPLE FIRST LANGUAGE

  • Place the person before the disability

Avoid referring to people by the disability they have

People are not “bound” to wheelchairs


DEFINITION OF DISABILITY

  • The ADA uses a three-part definition of disability.

    • Has a physical or mental condition that substantially limits one or more major life activities;

    • Has a record of having such condition;

    • Is regarded as having such condition.

  • To be considered a person with a disability under the ADA, an individual must meet only one part of the three-part definition (not all three).


Department of Health & Human Services

Administration for Community Living

Independent Living Administration

Centers for Independent Living


STANDARDS FOR CILs

1. IL Philosophy

2. Provision of Services

3. IL Goals

4. Community Options

5. IL Core Services

6. Community Capacity

7. Resource Development



505 Oberlin Road, Suite 148

Raleigh, NC 27605


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