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    Consumer controlled, community based, cross disability, nonresidential agencies designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities that provide an array of independent living services. All CILs provide five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and transition. In addition, many CILs also offer transportation services, mobility training, personal assistance, housing and home modifications, recreation services, vocational programs, assistance in obtaining assistive technology equipment and other individualized services designed to increase and maintain independence.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Advisory/Advocacy ServicesWorks with people with disabilities and with human service agencies, schools to assist interactions, understand rights, and to provide education for both partiesFranklinINDIVIDUAL AND SYSTEMS ADVOCACYTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
    Benefits Advisement Servicesassist with and answer questions about applying for benefits: SSI, SSDI, food stamps, medicaid, HUD, public assistance.FranklinBENEFITS ADVISEMENTTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
    Counseling Servicesparticipants meet with TLCIL staff to discuss goals, concerns, and experiences. staff can provide referrals as neededFranklinPEER COUNSELINGTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
    Disease/Disability Care Servicesindividualized training towards being more independent in home/community setting: budgeting, assistive devices, housing, etc.FranklinINDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS TRAININGTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
    Disease/Disability Care Servicesprovides information and assistance for people requiring assistive devicesFranklinTECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONSTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
    Information/Referral Servicesmaintains and makes available information regarding services for people with disabilities, and recommendations for other agencies and services based on specific needsFranklinINFORMATION AND REFERRAL SERVICESTRI-LAKES CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING

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