RCIL's ultimate goal is to seek integration of and equal access for all persons with disabilities. Choices and options available to the community as a whole are simply what persons with disabilities desire and deserve. The time for placing anyone in a forced segregated setting has passed. Community based services provided by agencies like RCIL have also proven to be more cost effective than the old large institution structure.
RCIL envisions a world in which everyone -- regardless of disability -- lives in the most integrated and independent setting possible and has the opportunity to contribute to the economic, political, and social life of their community.
Disability Rights Coalition
Looking for a way to get involved? The Disability Rights Coalition (DRC) is an initiative designed to engage community members interested in changing our local, state, and national attitudes towards disabilities and the systems these attitudes impact.
With the guidance and expertise of RCIL staff, DRC members identify barriers affecting people with disabilities and tackle these issues through participation in any of six key areas:
- Health Care
These committees meet to develop strategies to identify and most effectively address issues -- and to work together to find ways to lead the advocacy efforts needed to tear down barriers to access and participation by people with disabilities.