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Disability Action Center NW

Those who have a strong IL Philosophy also have a strong set of values. They generally believe that ALL people should have the same rights. They believe in the dignity and worth of all people. Independent living principles evolve from these values. A principle is a basic truth, or assumption, or even just a standard of behavior.

Community-wide change activities, such as systemic advocacy, are needed to ensure that people with disabilities benefit from all that society has to offer.

CIL’s systemic advocacy helps create a more inclusive community that serves the rights and interests of people with disability. We do this by working to change legislation (the law), policies and practices (how people with disability are supported). This is called ‘systemic change’. These changes affect government policies and legislation, disability services, health and education services, the justice system, and more.