IL Conversation Evaluation Links are in each article.

Please evaluate the teleconference that you are a participant. 



IL Conversation - May 5, 2011
Topic: “Which Center for Independent Living Services Are More Likely to Improve Consumers’ Community Participation?”   


Glen W. White, Director, Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL), University of Kansas

Craig Ravesloot, Director of Research, Rural Institute on Disabilities and Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities,University of Montana

Chiaki Gonda, Graduate Research Assistant, RTC/IL, University of Kansas



Bob Gumson, New York, VR  - Phone: 518.474.2925
More info on NY’s “Freedom Document” also known as “Deinstitutionalization Cost Benefit Analysis” can be found on their website at:   If link doesn’t work, cut and past address in your browser.


· A video on YouTube summarizes the project:

Measuring Center for Independent Living (CIL) Services to Improve Consumer Community Participation 

· General information on the project: 

· A PowerPoint about the project.

This was used in a presentation at APRIL’s pre-conference in Oct. 2010.

Tools that Measure CIL Service to Improve Community Participation PDF file








IL Conversations is a CIL-Net presentation hosted by APRIL in cooperation with ILRU and NCIL, and provides IL practitioners with an opportunity to talk with colleagues about the nuts and bolts of running a center for independent living and providing core and other services, as well as to address broader state and national issues impacting CILs, SILCs, and people with disabilities. Watch for our next IL Conversation Announcement! Different facilitators who are currently working in the field will join us to lead the discussion, answer questions and refer participants to additional resources.  

IL Conversations originated with the University of Arkansas, CURRENTS. 

This IL Conversation is presented by the CIL-NET. The CIL-NET is operated by the Independent Living Research Utilization program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living. Support for the presentation was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. No official endorsement of the Department of Education should be inferred. 


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