Centers for Independent Living (CILs)


Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are nonprofit community-based nonresidential organizations that are run by and for people with disabilities, providing programs and services to help individuals have a more independent lifestyle. The core services that the CILs provide include: systems advocacy, individual advocacy, peer counseling, information and referral, and independent living skills training.


Statewide Independent Living Council of Oklahoma (SILC)
Sidna Madden - Executive Director
6108 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73132

Financial Criteria



  • Persons with a disability

AT Services Provided/Covered

  • Information & Referral
  • Assessment & Evaluations
  • Case Management
  • Locating Alternate Funding
  • Training for Consumer & Family
  • Advocacy/Other
  • Loan Closet

AT Devices Provided/Covered

  • No AT devices are provided or covered.

Application Process

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Each CIL is an independent nonprofit organization and has its own programs, policies and procedures. Programs and services will vary from organization to organization.
  • Centers for Independent Living are located in Bartlesville, Enid, McAlester, Norman, and Tulsa.
  • CILs have a fee-for-service contract with the Department of Rehabilitation Services to provide independent living services to people with disabilities, who have an employment outcome. Those services may include:
    • independent living assessment;
    • community integration;
    • intensive counseling; or
    • home modification.