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1139C Plaza Drive

Grundy, VA 24614


(276) 935-6088

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(800) 597-2322


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Clinch Independent Living Services (CILS) is a non-profit, community based non-residential resource and advocacy center promoting the independent living philosophy and equal access for individuals with disabilities.

 CILS serves Planning District 2 including Buchanan, Dickenson, Russell, and Tazewell counties. CILS provides many services, including the four CILS core services: 

  • Information and Referral (I&R)

  • Independent Living Skills Training

  • Peer Counseling

  • Individual and Systems Advocacy

NCIL News!  Senate Introduces Independent Living Administration

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) is very proud and excited to announce that a bill has been filed with the Senate HELP Committee which creates the establishment of a new Independent Living Administration (ILA), and strengthens America’s Independent Living (IL) Program. The ILA would elevate the IL Program at the federal level, and would create an organization independent of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) within the Department of Education. The creation of this new administration marks a truly historic moment in the Independent Living Movement, and IL advocates across the country have much to celebrate this week.  Read more...



Summer 2011 NCIL Legislative and Advocacy Priorities 

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NCIL 2010 Annual Report

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Money Follows the Person Website

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Virginia launches website describing community living choice project for seniors and individuals with disabilities. Virginia is one of 31 states participating in a five-year, $1.75 billion Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration project designed to create a system of long-term services and supports that assist individuals to transition from certain long-term care institutions into the community.

For more details and updates information on the MFP project, please visit

President's 2012 Budget Proposal Follow-up

NCIL would like to thank everyone who attended our webinar last week on the President’s 2012 budget proposal and its implications for IL. As a follow-up to questions presented during the webinar briefing, we would like for you to review the summary of NCIL talking points, in addition to an example letter from Dawn Francis, Executive Director of the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council providing detailed reasons for why this budget proposal is so harmful. These materials can be used to highlight important points in your contacts with Congress, and especially the White House. Contact information is included below for key legislative bodies and White House staff.  Read more...


Online Medicaid Application Now on Virginia Easy Access Web Portal

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An online Medicaid application is now available on Virginia Easy Access  The online application makes it easier for seniors, individuals with disabilities and their families to apply for Medicaid services using a new streamlined application that is shorter, easier to  understand and can be submitted online to local departments of social services. 

The online Medicaid form may be completed by visiting: Once the applicant electronically competes the form and hits "send", the local department of social service will receive automated notice that a new applicant for Medicaid has been submitted, and process to determine eligibility can begin.

For more information visit








If you would like more information about CILS' services please call (276) 935-6088 (voice/TTY),

Toll Free: (800) 597-2322, or

E-mail CILS

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Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

 Keeping our eyes on the prize: independence! 2011 Annual Conference on Independent Living

National Council on Independent Living

(NCIL)  Annual Conference 2011


Grand Hyatt,Washington, D.C.            

July 13-16, 2011

Biennial Assessment of the Disability Services System in Virginia


Statewide Plan for Independent Living (SPIL)

2008 - 2010  (Word File)


IRS Tax Information for Persons with Disabilities:


Braille and text IRS forms and publications


Tax Benefits for Businesses Accommodating Persons with Disabilities



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