Disabled Persons - Services
Center for Independent Futures is a not-for-profit organization that helps individuals with disabilities and their families access the skills and opportunities to realize full lives. CIF uses their best practice life skills assessment, person-centered planning, and life skill training tools to provide services to individuals with disabilities and training for family groups, educators, and human service professionals. Founded by two mother's of daughters with disabilities in 2002, the organization was their effort to create a new solution rather than attempting to fix the over-burdened, under-funded, institutionally-based and out-dated adult service system model in the state where they lived.
CIF holds a vision for the future where individuals with disabilities have access to all opportunities of a full life. The core values of the organization affirm the importance of families collaborating together in community and leading the way to create new solutions that ensure sustainable, full life futures for their loved ones.