Mission: Access to independence promotes full participation of people with disabilities.
Programs: As a center for independent living (cil) that receives federal and state funding, access to independence is dedicated and required to provide services that include information and referral, advocacy, peer support and independent living skills training free of charge to all people with a disability regardless of type of disability or age. In addition, access to independence is committed to community integration and therefore has chosen to concentrate its efforts on transition and advocacy in order to achieve greater life changing outcomes for our consumers. In the fiscal year ending 6. 30. 15, we transitioned 52 consumers from institutional based settings to community based living and placed over 24 consumers with disabilities in jobs. In addition, we opened a new program office on the island of oahu, hawaii and began a new initiative helping youth with disabilities transition to adulthood.