Welcome To CILWW



The Center for Independent Living is part of a network of Wisconsin Independent Living Centers that are non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.



Our Mission

Our Mission is to advocate for and with persons with a disability to exercise their right to full participation in society.


Links to disability resources and contact information for western & greater Wisconsin areas.

Contact CILWW

If you have questions about our services and programs, or need more information for yourself or a family member, please contact us today!

Who Are We?

CILWW is a community-based, non-residential,
private non-profit agency that is staffed and
governed by people with disabilities.

Become a Volunteer

CILWW is currently seeking volunteers for our Fishing Has No Boundaries program, volunteer drivers for our Transportation program, as well as other opportunities.


The latest news from CILWW:

CILWW 40th Anniversary

Written By: Kyle Kleist - CILWW Executive Director On October 1st of 1980, the Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin (CILWW) became the first rural Independent Living Center (ILC) in the United States. Dr. Shirley Stewart, the chair of the Vocational...

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Voting Fact Sheets and Videos

9/22/2020 Today (September 22) is National Voter Registration Day. The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition has created new voting fact sheets and other resources. Voting News from the Disability Vote Coalition The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is a non-partisan...

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Welcoming Warmth: The Word on Fidget Blankets!

As the weather turns cold, more people will be staying inside. As this happens, having something to keep you warm is essential. Fidget blankets are something that can be made and can provide hours of stimulation. They can calm and reduce anxiety in the enjoyer. It can...

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Magnifying made EZ!

  The Carson ezRead Electronic Reading Aid has the capability of plugging into your television to create an electronic magnifier of sorts. Magnify books, magazines, prescription bottles with ease. It uses a video cable and the larger your television screen is,...

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Level Up Gaming Group (Online)

Level Up Gaming Group A place where gamers of all abilities can connect, learn, and have fun! For information and application to join, please email Jenesis Lindbo (Independent Living Specialist) at: jlindbo@cilww.com or by calling 715-233-1070 extension 222. Meeting...

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CILWW Independent Living Partners

To ensure the quality of the services CILWW provides we rely on our trusted partners.