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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.

in·de·pen·dent liv·ing

(in'dĕ-pen'dĕnt liv'ing)
A philosophy for self-determination and equal opportunity for people with disabilities that includes the right to live with the same opportunities and choices as someone who does not have a disablility.

independent living

In rehabilitation, thriving on one's own; living autonomously and actively in one's own home and community.
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An additional SSP training session is currently scheduled for March at the Center for Independent Living of Central PA in Camp Hill.
Other Mitzvah Day '97 activities will include painting and fixing up the Center for Independent Living in Van Nuys; a barbecue and games day for 100 less-privileged children hosted by the B'nai B'rith Reunion Chapter at the Guadalupe Community Center in Canoga Park; trail clean-up in the Santa Monica Mountains; school campus beautifications; a blood drive; food collections; a knit-a-thon for nursing homes; and a swim-a-thon sponsored by the West Valley Jewish Community Center to benefit Jewish AIDS services, the American Cancer Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.
Starting with the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley and several other centers which were truly "consumer controlled," practical methods for putting independent living philosophy into daily practice were developed.
In April 2009, over 700 employees, family members, and business partners volunteered with organizations such as Atlanta Community ToolBank, Piedmont Park Conservancy, Center for Independent Living, Habitat for Humanity, Hands on Birmingham, Junior Achievement, Operation Homefront, Rebuilding Together.
2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services, and the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, in conjunction with the Statewide Independent Living Council and the Center for Independent Living of Central PA, recently conducted a three-day training session for Support Service Providers, or SSPs, at the Three Rivers Center for Independent Living, Pittsburgh, and the Monroeville Mall, Monroeville.
Recently, the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) held the first Central PA's Living Well With A Disability Awards Ceremony to recognize members of the community who are living well with a disability, or supporting someone with a disability.
Later phases could include an assisted-living facility, a center for independent living and a day-care center for elderly residents.
This has been a truly collaborative effort, with the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) and the Association for Cerebral Palsy donating time, space, and personnel to the project and the Vermont Department of Employment and Training paying the trainers for their time.
After completing his degree, he spent five years working for a Center for Independent Living, after which he became the Director of the Disability Services office at the University of Colorado-Boulder.
The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP), located in Camp Hill, PA, now offers an accessible fitness center where people with disabilities can participate in some form of a physical fitness routine that can increase their wellness by utilizing fitness equipment designed especially for persons with disabilities.
Among the advocacy groups, the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) is foremost, representing a wide cross-section of disabilities.

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