The Mission of the Center for People with Disabilities
is to provide resources, information and advocacy to assist people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to independent living.
The Center for People with Disabilities works so that people with disabilities in the greater Boulder-Denver area may live independently. We believe that there is nothing more disabling than pity. People with disabilities are a powerful and significant part of our community, yet, overall, our social roles have been marginalized by bigotry, discrimination, poverty, isolation, dependency, and pity. Americans with disabilities have not had the same access to transportation, housing, employment and other public resources as most citizens. Our long term vision is one of integration and equality.
What is the Independent Living Philosophy?
Independent Living Philosophy believes that all people, regardless of ability, should have access to places, information, and opportunities that allow them to live independently.
What is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)?
A Center for Independent Living (CIL), like CPWD, is a nonprofit dedicated to providing programs that align with Independent Living Philosophy so that all people with any disability have access to services that will assist them in achieving and maintaining Independence.
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