Welcome to the Boston Center for Independent Living  (BCIL)

BCIL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has provided services to people with disabilities since 1974, when it became the second independent living center in the country. The organization was created by people with disabilities seeking full integration into society. BCIL accomplishes this by empowering people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities with the practical skills and self-confidence to take control over their lives and become active members of the communities in which they live. At the same time, BCIL engages in advocacy and community organizing to promote access and change within society.

Our Mission Statement

The Boston Center for Independent Living is a frontline civil rights organization led by people with disabilities that advocates to eliminate discrimination, isolation and segregation by providing advocacy, information and referral, peer support, skills training, PCA services, and transitional services in order to enhance the independence of people with disabilities.

 

Upcoming Events

Housing Workshop

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
10am - 12pm

Join us on the first and third Wednesday of every month to learn more about and how to apply for affordable housing options in your area. Our knowledgeable staf... Read More

PCA Overtime Changes!

Monday, August 15, 2016
12am - 11pm

Introduction to the Overtime Policy

First, it is important for you to understand that the total amount of PCA hours that you are aut... Read More

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Employment and Benefits Training
Training About Work For People With Disabilities
Hosted by the Disability Law Center and the Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities


Friday, September 30th
Cambridge Public Library, Lecture Hall
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138


** RSVP Required **
This Event Is Free And Open To The Public – Space Is Limited
RSVP & request accommodations by September 23rd to www.dlc-ma.org or 617-723-8455 x 123


CART will be provided


Opening Remarks:

Michael Muehe, Executive Director, Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities
Christine Griffin, Executive Director, Disability Law Center

Training Presenters:
Linda Landry, Senior Attorney, Disability Law Center
Tom Murphy, Senior Attorney, Disability Law Center
Svetlana Uimenkova, Senior Attorney, Disability Law Center
Cambridge Commission for Persons with Disabilities


Learn About:
Avoiding problems with SSI/SSDI if you go back to work
Your rights when applying for a job
Getting the accommodations you need at work


10 am – 12:30 pm: Training on SSI and SSDI, with Q&A
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Registration
10 am – 12:30 pm: Training on SSI and SSDI, with Q&A
12:30 pm – 1:10 pm: Light Lunch Provided
1:10 pm – 3:00 pm: Training on Employment, with Q&A


Out of consideration for people with environmental illness and/or multiple chemical sensitivity, please refrain from using perfume or other scented products.


RSVP & request accommodations by September 23rd to www.dlc-ma.org or 617-723-8455 x 123
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