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Support NCIL Youth!

The theme for NCIL’s 2017 Annual Conference is Revolution: A Global Independent Living Movement.

Due to a variety of barriers, most especially cost, youth with disabilities have been unable to fully participate in the national disability community. In order for the Independent Living Movement to be more inclusive of young people, we need the support of Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils. We are asking you to talk to your CIL or SILC to pledge to support youth in one of the three ways:

  • Pledge to financially sponsor 2 young people in your local area to attend the NCIL Conference.
  • Pledge to financially sponsor 2 young professionals on your staff to attend the NCIL Conference.
  • Contribute towards the Youth Scholarship Fund that will bring young people from across the country to the NCIL Conference. Your donation will support plane tickets, hotel accommodations, personal assistance services, and registration costs for attendees.

Revolution - A Global Independent Living Movement - Annual Conference on Independent Living 2017. Graphic: Continents have been added to NCIL's logo (a blue semi-circle), which forms a globe. A red heart sits between the end points of the semi-circle.With your help, we can bring youth with disabilities to the 2017 NCIL Conference and ensure that youth leadership will grow and flourish in the Disability Rights Movement. Together we can ensure that young people with disabilities are empowered, engaged, and ready to lead.