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Explore services and resources that assist people with disabilities to live independently in the community. Programs provide guidance to learn daily living skills, self advocacy, training and experience coping with life situations, counseling and peer support, and information and referral. 

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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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  • People often ask me how to help a loved one with disabilities live independently. The reasons behind the desire to facilitate this change are as varied as the individuals themselves. Their unique qualities will guide you to the path that’s best suited for their needs and desires.

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  • An overview of Subsidized Housing options for elderly or people with a disability including Public Housing, Section 8 Rental Certificates and Section 202 Housing.

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  • A thorough article that chronicles the disability rights movement and the formation of Centers for Independent Living in the United States.

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