Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

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How do I qualify?

All individuals who experience a disability in the following counties: Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Polk, Story, Warren may apply for services.

What counties do you serve?

CICIL provides services to Boone Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Polk, Story, Warren. If you live in a different county, please check the Iowa Statewide Independent Living Council's (SILC) to learn about other Centers for Independent Living (CILs) located in Iowa.

What disabilities?

CICIL assists people who have a wide variety of disabilities, including physical, cognitive, visual, auditory, and mental/emotional. About 15 percent of our participants have multiple disabilities.

How do I pay for services?

CICIL receives donations, federal, and state funding so that we may provide services for the individuals  at no charge.