Disability Network Southwest Michigan's Vision, Mission & History
Our Vision Statement: Our vision is a community that values disability as human diversity, free of attitudinal barriers, where all people benefit with full access and inclusion.
Our Mission Statement: We educate and connect people with disabilities to resources while advocating social change.
We are the first stop for people with disabilities and their families in Southwest Michigan.
We were founded in 1981by a small group of disability rights activists. Our name was the Kalamazoo County Center for Independent Living. We later dropped the word "County". We were known widely as KCIL.
We are a proud part of the nationwide disability rights movement! Learn more online by exploring the following resources:
The Smithsonion National Museum of American History's Disability Rights Movement on-line exhibit.