The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL)

Misson and activities:

Since 1969, CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership has been a leader in working with human service organizations and systems to continuously define, measure, and improve quality of life and quality of services for youth, adults, and older adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities. CQL offers accreditation, training, certification, research, and consultation services to agencies that share our vision of dignity, opportunity, and community for all people.

Our non governmental, non-profit, organization works at the international level.

We consider ourselves as part of the international Independent Living and Disability Rights Movement.

Our organization is to some degree run, controlled and represented by disabled people.

We have expertise, or are interested in cooperating with other organizations, in the areas of:


  • Accreditation:
  • Training:
  • Certification:
  • Research:
  • Consultation:

CQL also produces hundreds of free resources to promote best practices, improve organizational supports, and enhance the quality of life for people receiving services.

Contact us:

Contact person:Mary Kay Rizzolo
Phone:(410) 275-0488
Home page:
Address:100 West Road, Suite 300
Towson, MD 21204 United States
United States

This entry added: Tuesday 18th December 2001. (record #450) Changed: Tuesday 13th June 2023. Link checked Monday 27th May 2024.