Promoting Independence for People with Disabilities
mILp is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and one of four Centers of Independent Living (CIL) in the state of Montana. We are funded in part by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 (Title VII – Independent Living Services) and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (Disability Services Division).The following is a definition of a CIL from Section 702 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended:
The term ‘center for independent living’ means a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.
mILp helps consumers live and work as independently as they desire. This includes providing access to necessary services as well as recreational pursuits to promote quality of life within one’s own residence and community. mILp serves as a leader in our communities, assuring disability rights for all Montanans by enthusiastically encouraging and effecting community inclusion, integration, and independence for people living with disabilities.
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The ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed by President George W. Bush on September 25, 2008. This act made a number of significant changes to the meaning and interpretation of the ADA definition of “disability” to ensure that definition would be broadly construed and applied without extensive analysis.
mILp is one of four Centers for Independent Living in the State of Montana and is governed by a consumer-controlled Board of Directors whose lives have been personally impacted by a disability. We are funded in part by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended in 1992 (Title VII- Independent Living Services), and the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (Disability Services Division).
in the State of Montana
supporting their local communities
(Bozeman, Butte, and Helena)
of directors and staff have disabilities
served in southwest Montana
to promote independent living