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  • An overview of the vital role of Centers for Independent Living (CIL's) in the lives of people with disabilities and their families. Although CIL's vary, most provide advocacy, information and referral, independent living skills training and peer support.

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  • This brief article is a good primer on how to relate to people with disabilities and communicate with them in a way that allows everyone to feel comfortable.

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  • Learn more about the Disability and Health Data System: an online interactive system from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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  • Self-Advocacy is involvement in your own life. It is standing up for what matters to you.  On behalf of yourself, you identify an unmet need, promote change, or remove a barrier. Read this fact sheet to learn more.

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