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...
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
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...
Many people have misconceptions about the term 'Independent Living', taking
it to mean that a person should be able to live independently without any
The Centre of Independent Living takes a different approach to the concept,
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