About the Council
The ILCW is governed by federal, state and local laws, its own charter (articles of incorporation), bylaws, these policies and any other policies approved by the ILCW governing board. Vision Statement Full Inclusion of people with disabilities in society.
The mission of the ILCW is to:
The ILCW also adheres to the "independent living philosophy" which is a set of values, principles and beliefs related to people with disabilities and their rights to live independently in the communities of their choice.
The independent living philosophy incorporates the following principles: People with disabilities must have choice over acceptable options for living independently in the communities of their choice.
Acceptable options include accessible and affordable housing, accessible and adequate transportation, access to public participation in community life (architectural, physical, communication, social), and adequate support services to enable an individual to do or accomplish what non-disabled people do or accomplish.