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independent living

n.
1. A living arrangement that maximizes independence and self-determination, especially of disabled persons living in a community instead of in a medical facility.
2. A social movement asserting that people with disabilities should have the same civil rights and life choices as people without disabilities.
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Both have found aid through Access Alaska--one of Alaska's four centers for independent living (CIL)--that is focused on helping those with physical, mental, or other health issues live an independent lifestyle rather than living in a nursing home or care facility.
Note: In some states, ADRCs are one entity due to partnerships with Centers for Independent Living and Area Agencies on Aging.
Several participants spoke of the efforts undertaken by their Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to reach out to veterans with disabilities in their areas and the value these veterans can bring as leaders in the disability movement.
Martina Schmid, executive director of the Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living, who lobbied for the bill and will administer the program, explained the legislation's namesake:
Four of six centers for independent living surveyed had no staff with disaster preparedness training and five centers had no plans that would enable them to continue services if a disaster hit.
Stodden); (11) Ways to Enhance Social Inclusion (Brian Abery); (12) Sex, Dating and Disability: How to Help Youth Make Healthy Choices (Rebecca Hare); (13) Learning Life Skills: The Resources Found in Centers for Independent Living (David Hancox); (14) The Ups and Downs of Finding a Support Person: Andreas' Story (Susan Yuan); (15) The Power of Community (Henry Barclay III); (16) Supporting Self-Advocacy for Youth (Chester Finn); (17) Assistive Technology and Transition Planning (Thomas J.
TBA--Finance Factors' 11th Annual Benefit Breakfast, Hawai'i Centers for Independent Living
Eight Centers for Independent Living were awarded contracts by the state to provide personalized, one-on-one assistance, but the state used the bulk of the grant to pay for transition expenses that met the needs of former SNF residents in achieving independent living.
Some centers for independent living (ILC's) have taken on the task of training people with disabilities to recruit, hire, terminate, train, supervise, and pay their providers.
However, a paucity of information exists on services available and/or being extended to minorities under other titles of the Act, including independent living services and centers for independent living.
5610, a bill designed to preserve balanced funding for California's 29 Centers for Independent Living (CIL) -- nonresidential, private, nonprofit agencies that provide services for people with disabilities to enable them to live independently.
Centers for Independent Living also help students with independent living skills, including money management starting with something as basic as making change for bus fare.

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