Enhancing the Full Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the Community

MWCIL’s Executive Director, Paul Spooner, passed away on October 8, 2022. As one of the great leaders in Independent Living, we have included Paul’s story on our IL Leaders page.

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MetroWest Center for Independent Living provides an array of independent living services that enable people with disabilities to live in the community. The center was created by people with disabilities seeking full integration into society. We empower people with disabilities by teaching the practical skills and confidence to take control over their lives and become active members of the communities in which they live. We promote access and change within society while advocating for programs and services needed by people of all ages with a wide range of disabilities.  MWCIL is a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency.

We enable people with disabilities to gain freedom from nursing homes and other institutional settings.

If you have a disability, live within our area (26 towns in Metrowest section of Massachusetts) and have needs, goals, or barriers related to your living independently, then contact us at 508-875-7853.

MetroWest Center for Independent Living is a scent-free environment. Please keep this in mind when you plan a visit.

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For the foreseeable future, while coronavirus precautions are in effect, all visitors to MetroWest Center for Independent Living must make an appointment ahead of time. Download the Services Description Notice (docx) for more information.

MetroWest Center for Independent Living is a scent-free environment.

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Paul Spooner

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MA Tales of Independence

Visit our video project of Massachusetts people with disabilities!

MATalesofIndependence.net is a collection of the personal stories of Massachusetts people with disabilities and how they have achieved independence.  Each person’s story is different showing the many varied paths to independence.

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Coordinators at MWCIL can help you achieve your goals for living independently, in the community with disabilities.



We have compiled local, statewide and national online resources which may answer your questions.


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What is Independent Living?  Learn about the IL Movement, and your civil rights as a person with disabilities.