Advocacy on Community, State and Federal Issues
Throughout its history, IMPACT CIL has been at the forefront of disability rights advocacy and has been a pioneer on key issues impacting equity, opportunity and inclusion for people with significant disabilities at the local, state and national levels. From helping shape the Federal Rehabilitation Act and Americans with Disabilities Act, to providing testimony and legislative advocacy in every landmark case that has established the right of children with disabilities to a free and appropriate education, or the right of adults to live and work in a setting of their choice, IMPACT has led grassroots efforts, held national policy discussions and united advocates to create change. IMPACT ensures people with disabilities are considered when issues are addressed.
IMPACT’s goals are to reduce barriers in legislation, accessibility, programs and attitudinal barriers to increase full participation in the community life.
If you would like to know more about specific advocacy efforts and issues that IMPACT is involved in or any of these current issues, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or get involved.
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IMPACT CIL Anti-Racism Statement: IMPACT Center for Independent Living (IMPACT CIL) joins The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL) in condemning the senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis Minnesota and other African-Americans [...]