Soyland Access to Independent Living
1810 W. South 3rd St.
Shelbyville, IL 62565
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INCIL is the statewide association of which the 22 Centers for Independent Living are members. Through the centres, persons with disabilities in Illinois are empowered with the knowledge and skills to make their own life choices and pursue their own goals of self-sufficiency and full participation in their communities
Independent Living is the right of all people, regardless of their capabilities, to control and direct their own lives and to participate fully and meaningfully as the equal member of society. This philosophy is a response to the existing community barriers, low expectations, stigma, prejudice, discrimination and other social and political restrictions, which tend to limit persons with disabilities from fully participating in their communities.
The greatest barrier faced is the attitudes of those thinking that people with disabilities are less than whole and, therefore, deserve fewer opportunities than mainstream Americans.