Berks County's Center for Independent Living

Independent Living Department

Live your BEST independent life!

AIM is a premiere Center for Independent Living!

Abilities in Motion started out as Berks County’s Center for Independent Living (CIL) in 1989 and has offered programs, education, and more to people with disabilities ever since. Centers for Independent Living exist to promote independence and community engagement to anyone living with a disability. CILs work to challenge preconceptions of disability and to remove obstacles to fully independent living for everyone. There are 17 CILs across the state. Abilities in Motion's Center for Independent Living is dedicated to innovative, meaningful programming. We're here to connect people with disabilities to community programs, education, advocacy, and more. 

 

What can AIM do for you?

Independent Living Skills Training

We offer skills training and education to enhance self-reliance and self-esteem at home and in the community. Training provided includes but is not limited to: personal care, coping, financial management, social skills, and household management. 

Information & Referral

Find general information on services and programs available to people with disabilities in our region. We're here to connect you with needed contact information for services and programs of interest. 

Peer Counseling

Peer counselors who have experienced issues unique to individuals with disabilities are on hand to offer advice and support. Our counselors are here to provide counseling, instruction, and share information.

Advocacy

Find information on legislation impacting people with disabilities and how we're speaking to lawmakers about the need to back laws that support independent living. We're passionate about advocacy. We're here to help you access benefits, services, and programs. 

Youth Transition Services

We offer physical, social, and recreational growth opportunities and classes for students and young adults (ages 14-25) with disabilities who are transitioning out of school and into the real world. Connect with us to access educational advocacy, independent living skills, and pre-employment training. 

Employment Services

We offer classes for young people and adults with disabilities that teach résumé building, interview training, and employment skills. 

Call for more information!

610-376-0010

Abilities in Motion's Independent Living Department team is committed to promoting independence and community engagement to anyone with a disability. Definitely a service with a smile, go that extra mile kind of team!

Corrine Dietrich
Independent Living Department Director

Ralph Aurora
Independent Living Supervisor

210 North Fifth Street 

Reading, PA 19601

PH: 610-376-0010   TTY: 610-288-2301

Toll Free: 1-888-376-0120   FAX: 610-376-0021

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