The CIL Director’s met in Lansing on June 15 and June 16 to discuss items pertinent to the current landscape of our CIL’s and communities. Areas of both strength and weaknesses were discussed in regards to collaborating as a Network and ideas were shared on how to achieve goals more effectively.
One of the most impactful things discussed as a group was around defining Independent Living and talking strategically about weaving IL in our own communities. The discussion lead to a more effective question around “why?” This offered deeper discussion and resulted in the following impact statement for our Network:
“Building Communities that “WORK” so that people with disabilities can lead full and exciting lives!”