Supporting people as they strive for independent, fulfilled lives.
Committed to treating people with respect and kindness, while honoring their inherent worth as an individual.
Committed to the belief that every individual deserves to feel confident in their own abilities and to steer their lives in the direction they choose.
Committed to providing accessibility solutions for homes and healthcare transport, as well as advocating for more accessible and inclusive public spaces for all.
Committed to providing consistent, dependable, and empathetic support with the highest level of care and compassion.
Committed to fostering and strengthening relationships to create a vibrant and more inclusive community.
EDWIN R. PAYNE, MD
For nearly 70 years, Fairfield Center for Independence has remained at the forefront of empowering people within our community.
In 1954, United Cerebral Palsy was officially incorporated, thus providing the foundation on which the Organization would be built. A separate but similar Company, The Fairfield Council for the Disabled, was established as a non-profit Adult Day Center in 1981, and the two Organizations operated alongside and with each other until 1993, when they merged to create Fairfield Center for disABILITIES & Cerebral Palsy, Inc. (FCdCP).
With an ever-increasing need for services in Fairfield County, FCdCP experienced steady growth. Over the next several years, three more Programs were added: Medical Appointment Transportation, Ramp and Home Modifications, and the Equipment Loan Closet. These with the original Adult Day Program enabled FCdCP to better meet a wider range of individual needs.
In 2023, FCdCP changed its name to Fairfield Center for Independence (FCI), to better reflect its purpose of supporting people as they strive to live independent, fulfilled lives. The Organization continues to operate its Programs and Services with the goal of fostering individual growth, empowerment, and well-being.