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CIL Movement

This section covers the History of the CIL movement, centre for Independent Living in Ireland, the philosophy of the Centre for Independent Living, what Independent Living is and information about the first Centre for Independent Living.

History of the CIL Movement
The Centre for Independent Living supports people with disabilities in their endeavor to become independent. It is encouraged by CIL that people with disabilities make their own choices. It also helps to enable people with disabilities to open...  
Centre for Independent Living in Ireland
The first Irish Centre for Independent Living opened its doors in Carmichael House in Dublin in 1992; the reason for this was one of the founder members of the Dublin CIL Martin Naughton like Ed Roberts wanted to live a more independent life than...  
The Philosophy of Independent Living is simple. When services are adapted and made available to people with disabilities, they can then be enabled to make their own choices. When a Leader is provided with a Personal Assistant (P.A), the Leader can...  
What is Independent Living (IL)?
Many people have misconceptions about the term 'Independent Living', taking it to mean that a person should be able to live independently without any help. The Centre of Independent Living takes a different approach to the concept, and believes...  
The first Centre for Independent Living
Ed was quick to grasp that the struggle for independence was not a medical or functional issue, but a sociological, political and civil rights struggle. Ed's involvement with Gini Laurie's Twoomey J. Gazette, (later named the Rehabilitation...  

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