Mobility Management Independent Living Program
“I look forward to taking my experience in bringing diverse groups, public officials, and providers together at the state level to the national arena and in other efforts around the state.”
~John Lorence, Civil Rights Specialist, Living Well With A Disability, Tri-County Patriots for Independent Living, Washington, PA, FTA Region 3.
The Mobility Management Independent Living (MMIL) demonstration program began in 2010 and is a partnership between ESPA and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL). The purpose is to build a network of professionals with disability expertise affiliated with centers for independent living (CILs) to serve as liaisons with mobility managers to enhance services for individuals with disabilities in coordinated transportation planning.
Join this online community to connect with independent living centers, statewide independent living councils, and mobility management professionals. Discuss strategies, share resources, and learn models of success.
Resources and Publications
Since 2010, the Mobility Management Independent Living Coaches (MMILC) program, a joint demonstration program of ESPA, the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) and the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), has worked to bridge the gap between the independent living and transportation communities. This initial impact evaluation of the MMILC program identifes the change in level of collaboration between the two communities. The resource below offers details about information obtained through this assessment. This information is useful not only for ESPA but also for centers for independent living and transit professionals.
Webinar on Connecting CILs and Mobility Managers for Accessible Transportation
View the presentation and transcript from this February 2012 webinar
Pictured in first row second person from left: Chamane Barrow, associate director,
Brazoria County Center for Independent Living and MMIL Coach, during a mobility
management training program she conducted for colleagues from transportation
and human service sectors in Texas.