What is the Independent Living Philosophy?

Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who strive for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect. They want the same choices and opportunities in their everyday lives as those without disabilities. They are experts in their own needs. A disability is only part of who they are. They are capable people who find creative ways to overcome barriers. Although people with disabilities are learning to accept and understand their own limitations; they choose to focus on their strengths and want their non-disabled neighbors to do the same.


Please take some time to let us know what you think about our services and the experience you have had with our staff.

Core Services

Information on any disability related topics, referrals to appropriate agencies and programs, and assistance in applying for services.


Disability In Action has a full calendar of monthly activities that take place at our center. Explore the calendar to find an activity that best fits your needs.

Counties Served

Abilene Location –

All Services – Callahan, Eastland, Jones, Shackelford, Stephens and Taylor.

ILSP Services – Archer, Baylor, Brown, Callahan, Clay, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, Erath, Fisher, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Knox, Mitchell, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Somervell, Stephens, Stonewall, Taylor, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, and Young.