Center for Independent Futures

Center for Independent Futures forms 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.

2011
Story Pirates

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.