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About the Center

The Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities (CID) is a private, nonprofit corporation located in San Mateo, California. Incorporated in 1979, CID is a consumer-driven, community-based, services and advocacy organization serving San Mateo County and beyond. By federal mandate, the majority of our Staff, Management, and Board of Directors consists of people with disabilities.

Annually, CID provides direct and indirect services to more than 2,000 individuals with disabilities.

CID is one of 29 Independent Living Centers in the State of California and over 400 Independent Living Centers in the United States. We are affiliated with other ILCs through our membership and participation in the California Foundation of Independent Living Centers and the National Council of Independent Living. CID is affiliated with other nonprofit agencies through our membership in the California Association of Non-Profits.

Photo from the Section 504 demonstration in San Francisco (1973).
Photo with youth from the Disability Capitoal Action Day in Sacramento (2012).
Photo with CID staff from a food distrubution event (2020).

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About CID

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