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Center for Independent Futures is an Evanston, Illinois, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live full and more independent lives.

We create sustainable solutions through community living options, personal networks, and lifelong planning and education, tailored to support individuals and families as well as schools and agencies.

 

Recent News

Jonathan’s Big Fat Greek Birthday Vacation

Jonathan Shuman is a man who loves to travel the world, viewing the world in a positive and friendly way. He wants to share how he uses our philosophy of “create your journey.” These are his notes from his trip to Greece, exploring the ancient sites and gorgeous isles. Day 1: Leaving Chicago My parents … Continue reading “Jonathan’s Big Fat Greek Birthday Vacation”

SPARK 2020: Save the Date

Have you heard about how much fun our Evanston events are from your friends? Do you want to experience an event that illustrates what it means to fully include people with disabilities? Join us at SPARK on Saturday, April 18th to join the movement. For the first time ever, Independent Futures is partnering with The … Continue reading “SPARK 2020: Save the Date”

“Today Was A Good Day”: Finding Your Voice

Employed in a standard workshop, Linda* built small standardized tools. Throughout her days, Linda managed some behavioral challenges. She experienced occasional outbursts of emotion, causing disruptions in the workplace. To the supervisors and coaches at this agency, it wasn’t always clear what was causing Linda’s behavior. They knew something was getting in the way of … Continue reading ““Today Was A Good Day”: Finding Your Voice”

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