A non profit organization providing services to people with disabilities within Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Our goal is to empower people with disabilities to take charge of their lives and guide them through their own destinies.
Empowering People with Disabilities to Independence
Expand and strengthen independent living services to create a fully inclusive society.
Services are free of charge and provided to people with disabilities of all ages residing within Sarasota and Manatee Counties.
Centers for Independent Living
CIL staff, boards, and consumers work together to remove barriers and prejudices in society so that all individuals can live and work and enjoy all that their communities have to offer. Fifty-one percent of the staff and boards of CILs are persons with disabilities, which means that they play significant roles in the decision-making responsibilities of the Centers.
Sponsored in whole or in part by
U.S. Department of Education
Florida Vocational Rehabilitation
Florida Department of Health
Sarasota County Government
Manatee County Government
Manatee United Way
Pepsico Enable Group
Area Health Education Centers