Independent Living Skills Training, Physical Disabilities
Endependence Center, Inc. (ECI)
Who We Are
Endependence Center, Inc. (ECI) offers peer counselors to assist individuals with physical disabilities to develop and achieve independence and self-reliance. Participants develop a plan to achieve maximum independence and set goals towards that independence. Through counseling, sharing of experiences in coping with the effects of a physical disability, participants learn about the needs and resources to achieve their goal. Peer counseling can be on an individual basis, as well as group support. Also provides encouragement and information about community resources, sharing insights and perspectives from personal experience.
Independent Living Skills: Individual and group training is provided in several categories including: personal assistant management, building self-esteem, money management, navigating ones environment, and self-advocacy. All programs are designed to meet individual needs.
Individual advocacy: staff members train and assist individuals with disabilities to understand and exercise their civil rights regarding government and other service providers. Peer counselors assist individuals with disabilities with individual advocacy issues such as accessing benefits, vocational rehabilitation and other services. Participants may be interested in advocacy assistance to obtain or maintain education, training, employment or assistive devices.