Center for Independent Futures
CIF upholds a vision for the future where individuals with disabilities have access to all the opportunities of a full life. Toward this vision, the mission of CIF is to form innovative partnerships to create product and service models that give individuals with disabilities and their families the skills and opportunities to realize a full life.
Story Pirates is a special event hosted by CIF which encourages young authors with disabilities to write stories that will then be performed by the Story Pirates in front of an audience opened to all of Chicagoland. This event is unique in that for the first time, children with disabilities are being "singled out" and recognized for their skills and talents – for their ability rather than their disability.
photos courtesy of Center for Independent Futures