CICIL Central Iowa Center
for Independent Living

We are people with disabilities, supporting people with disabilities to foster a more integrated community


Information and Referral

Providing information and referrals to agencies and organizations in the community.

Independent Living Skills Training

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Working together to develop a plan that outlines independent living goals and skills.

Individual and Systems Advocacy

Youth Advocacy

Providing personal advocacy assistance and local, state, and federal advocacy.

Peer Support

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Providing peer support through individuals who share experiences, support, and education.

Transition Services

Individual at school

Assisting your transition from secondary education to employment - including supported employment.

Central Iowa Center for Independent Living (CICIL), founded in Des Moines in 1990, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to empower people with disabilities to control their lives.

Latest News

  • Executive Director, Reyma McCoy-McDeid

    CICIL Executive Director, Reyma McCoy-McDeid featured in the Des Moines Register. Read below the article. Iowans with disabilities need to vote if they want the…

  • Urging People with Disabilities to Vote

        And what we've got are the numbers.... "The disabled population is the state’s largest minority group, she said. According to a 2013 report…

  • Hello, it

    "With the election right around the corner, Keith and Mike welcome Reyma McCoy-McDeid, Executive Director of the Central Iowa Center for Independent Living and spokesperson…

Find Us

  • Park Fair Mall, 100 E. Euclid Ave #105, Des Moines, IA 50313

  • (515)243-1742

  • Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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