The Adaptables - Center for Independent Living
Proudly serving Davidson, Davis, Forsyth, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties
The Adaptables are a Center For Independent Living also called a CIL.
The term center for independent living (CIL) means that we are consumer controlled, community-based, cross disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
Centers for Independent Living were created by U.S. Congress in Title VII of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; today there are more than 400 CILS throughout the United States, funded with both public and private resources. The core values of independent living are dignity, peer support, consumer control, civil rights, integration, equal access, and advocacy.
Consumers are taught to be self-advocates who understand their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Advocacy involves both system and community changges as well as individual issues.
Staff members with disabilities act as role models assisting people with disabilities in reaching their independent living goals.
The Adaptables staff will work with you in learning new skills such as budgeting, money management, use of public transportation, and any other skills needed to live independently.
The Adaptables CIL provides information related to independent living and referrals to local service providers.
The Adaptables educate people with disabilities about their choices for community-based living.