Every year CIL helps empower thousands of people with disabilities across Central Florida by providing access to resources and programs to helps them achieve their goals for independence. By making a donation today, you are directly helping increase the independence of people with disabilities in Central Florida.



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At this very moment over 800,000 people in Central Florida live with a disability. The Center for Independent Living in Central Florida's mission is to help every person with a disability, regardless of age, live independently and have the same opportunities to live and succeed as anyone else. To achieve this, CIL offers a mix of programs designed to enable people with disabilities with the skills, knowledge, and technology to take control of their lives and choose for themselves how they want to live.

Creating Opportunities for Disability Inclusion

Disability inclusion is a Civil Right. The Center for Independent Living works to create fully inclusive and accessible communities where everyone can meaningfully contribute regardless of disability. Our philosophy is based on peer role models: people with disabilities assisting people with disabilities on pathways toward independence. In Central Florida, CIL empowers thousands of lives every year – since 1976.

Where We Help

CIL’s impact touches the lives of individuals and families in seven counties of Central Florida with offices in Winter Park and Lakeland.

Making Real Change

How We Progress

With community partnerships throughout our seven county service area, CIL offers resources to help people with any disability work towards inclusion and independence.

Why We Help

Since 1976, CIL has envisioned the opportunities for people with disabilities and created ways to live independently and inclusively in our community.

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The freedom to choose is a human right! The Center for Independent Living empowers people with disabilities to achieve their goals and advocate on behalf of others with disabilities. CIL gives individuals and families the tools they need to choose how they want to live in our community – independently.

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