Centers for Independent Living: Caregiver Support Services

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are community-based centers that are run by and for people with disabilities and offer a broad range of services to empower and enable people to stay in the community (ACL, 2020).

Watch and listen as video blog (vlog) host, Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D., Extension Program Specialist for Special Populations at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, speaks with Pat Morse, LMSW, Program Manager for the Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living (BVCIL) about the importance of CILs and highlights specific topics and resources for parents and caregivers.

In this final episode of the CILs vlog series, Ms. Morse discussing how CILs incorporate caregiver support in the transition process as they navigate services for their loved one with special healthcare needs.  She also provides information on how the agency helps support and empower those caring for older adults and people with disabilities.

Don’t forget to catch up on all of our CIL episodes below.

*Additional resources for providers and caregivers at: CIL Vlog Resources by Category