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Centers for Independent Living
Centers for Independent Living (CIL) are state or city‑based, cross‑disability, nonprofit agencies that are designed and operated by people with disabilities and provide an array of independent living services. In addition to information and referral and other services, CIL's offer individual advocacy.
ILRU Directory to find a CIL near you.
Disability Legal Centers
Most states and cities have one or more Disability Law Centers that can be found online or in the phone book. DLC's take on legal cases for individuals and systems.
National Disability Rights Network is a central directory of federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and Client Assistance Programs (CAP) in every state and for Native Americans.
Check out the
Bazelon Center's information for student mental health rights.
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