Advocacy & Support

The Independent Living Center offers a wide variety of advocacy and peer support options tailored to meet individual needs.  

Targeted Support 
Targeted support offered by TILC staff includes a number of support and social groups: deaf advocacytraumatic brain injury support, disability discrimination advocacy, blind and low-vision advocacyyouth advocacyspinal cord injury support, men's group, and MFP group.  TILC also provides information and referral for a wide variety of support groups offered by area agencies and organizations, including grief support, blind and low-vision support, MS support, cancer support, and diabetes support.

Community or Systems Advocacy 
TILC offers community or systems advocacy regarding equal access to public spaces, legislative initiatives and community support. 

For general information on advocacy or disability support, contact the center by email at  or call us at 417-659-8086 or 800-346-8951.