Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council

A nonprofit, cross-disability, consumer-controlled organization, the mission of the Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council is to use our collective power and legal mandate to develop and secure public policies that ensure civil rights and expand options for all people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

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Independent Living

Independent living, is a philosophy and a worldwide movement of individuals with disabilities working for equal opportunities, self-determination, and self-respect.  It stems from the fundamental principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the same civil rights, options and control over choices in their own lives as people without disabilities.

We are looking for your input on issues that affect your daily life.

Centers for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agencies operated by individuals with disabilities, providing an array of independent living services.

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Wheelchair Repair Workshop hosted by TechOWL & Neighborhood Bike Works

Learn about wheelchairs
Get hands-on experience with repair and maintenance
Take home the tools you need
Monday November 21st
6:30-8 PM EST
3939 Lancaster Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Visit us online at or scan the QR code to register.

For more info, contact: Caitlin at 215-204-5974
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ACTION ITEM: The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers is Open for Public Comment.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has just released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers. Organized under five goals, the strategy details nearly 350 actions federal agencies will take over the next three years to support the nation’s 53 million family caregivers. It also includes more than 150 actions that state and local governments, public health departments, philanthropies, and community-based, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations should take—because we all have a role to play in supporting family caregivers.

The strategy is open for public comment through November 30. Submit your comments here and be sure to spread the word!

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