A Center for Independent Living (CIL) CFI is a CIL as mandated by the Rehabilitation Act, USDOE, 1978 Reauthorization. CILs are private, locally governed nonprofits that exist to assist persons of every age and every disability live as independently and self-sufficiently as possible.
The mission of the Coalition for
Independence (CFI) is to facilitate
positive and responsible independence
for all people with disabilities by acting
as an advocate for individuals with
disabilities, providing services, and
promoting accessibility and
“As a versatile tool, AT can help a child participate in activities and interact with materials in ways that may otherwise not be possible. Early childhood is an especially important time in a person’s life when missed learning opportunities may mean delays in cognition, communication or social development.”
Linda Robinson, Family Center on Technology and Disability Newsletter
Types of Equipment:
All items have small fees associated to help offset program costs
How to GET it
How to GIVE it
UDHN provides advocacy, education
and consulting related to the architectural and engineering
design concept known as
“Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.”
Center for Universal Design
Universal Design features can be retrofitted to existing homes through a remodeling process known as Home Modification.
CFI Representative Payee Services provides payee services for Social Security beneficiaries who are required to or simply prefer to have a qualified agency manage their financial affairs. CFI is approved by the SSA as an Organizational Representative Payee.
CFI is holding a series of special eventsin your honor!
Be our special guest as you tour one or both of our impressive facilities during one of our open house events planned just for you and your staff!