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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 program innovation designed to improve access to rehabilitation is a revised funding process for Centers for Independent Living (1992 Amendments, 701).
The artist's work will also be reproduced, distributed and displayed at local Centers for Independent Living around the country.
When we take a look at all of the opportunities available to us in our society, and how they can literally turn around a disabled person's life, centers for independent living have a responsibility to bring organizations and people together from diverse segments of our communities.
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