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Long Island Center

for Independent Living, Inc.

Serving Nassau County residents with disabilities

and their families since 1980


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LICIL's Services


HOS    (Hispanic Outreach Services)


CDPAP (Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program)


CDPAP News(Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program)


DRIVE (Disabled Rights Initiative for Voter Empowerment)


SCI: (Spinal Cord Injury Peer Mentoring Program)




LICIL's Membership


LICIL Directory

(A Resource for People with Disabilities)


LICIL Living Library


Library Catalog of Holdings


Corporate Compliance


Helpful Links


LICIL Turnpike Players






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The Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL) is a not-for-profit, non-residential advocacy center controlled by and serving persons with disabilities. Since its opening in 1980,  LICIL has worked with thousands of Long Islanders with disabilities and their families and has also been a unique resource for other professionals who provide disability related services. Our Centerís mission is to promote empowerment through education, information and rallying behind issues that directly impact the daily lives of persons with disabilities. LICIL effectively serves people of all ages and across all disability experiences, whether lifelong or acquired. 

Born out of the Independent Living Movement, which took root in the 1960ís and 1970ís, LICIL is driven by a core social philosophy that emphasizes personal responsibility and individual choice.  The Independent Living concept also affirms that environmental hurdles and outdated public opinions are the barriers that have long inhibited the progress of individuals with disabilities. LICIL aims to function as a catalyst to combat these issues and bring about much needed change to fully include persons with disabilities into the fabric of American life. 

 One of 41 Independent Living Centers operating in New York State, LICIL is governed by a board of directors, which includes a minimum of 51 percent of persons with disabilities. The Centerís day-to-day services are provided primarily by professional staff members who are disabled themselves.


LICIL Mission Statement

  The Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc. (LICIL) is a not-for-profit, organization established by and serving Nassau County residents for over 30 years by empowering people with disabilities through education, information and advocacy.

Examples of services available include non-directive Peer Counseling, Information and Referral, individualized Advocacy, Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP), Hispanic Outreach Services (HOS), Housing Information, Benefits Advisement, Disabled Veterans Assistance, Aging in Place, an Equipment Loan Bank, Limited Transportation, the LICIL Living Library and Technical Assistance to ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).







Long Island Center for Independent Living, Inc.:
3601 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 208 & 500, Levittown, NY 11756
Tel: 516-796-0144   TTY: 516-796-0135   Fax: 516-520-1247  
en EspaŮol: 516-796-6176
E-mail: licil@aol.com
  LICIL, Inc. 2007


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