In an independent living center
, the process of assisting a consumer in selecting and successfully achieving independent living goals many times involves choosing and completing a goal of going to work.
What is the current level of compliance with criteria for independent living centers
set forth in the Rehabilitation Act?
Because Town One began with few disability-related services as well as with economic hardship associated with recession in the oil industry, its citizens with disabilities clearly benefitted from the establishment of an independent living center
to organize services, to seek funding for services, and to advocate for community change.
We surveyed three primary groups to establish an issue agenda, including rehabilitation hospitals serving rural areas, rural independent living centers
and, adults with physical disabilities living in rural areas.
CFILC's mission is to support independent living centers
in their local communities through advocating for systems change and promoting access and integration for people with disabilities.
This article focuses on three areas: (1) a brief review of independent living centers
and the movement which preceded their establishment; (2) results of a survey describing diversity within independent living centers
in a federal Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) region; and (3) considerations and strategies for outreach to traditionally unserved and underserved populations referenced in Title VII of the Act.
Acting to maintain the credibility of a badly needed independent living center
with the disabled community by covering for an incompetent colleague conflicts with "blowing the whistle" on that colleague to ensure quality services.
Alas, many of these problems still exist, and independent living centers
still are working hard to change them.
The staff of the Tribe's Vocational Rehabilitation Services Project has also contacted the Mental Health Services of the State and Tribe, the Summit Independent Living Center
, Job Services, and Mission Mountain Enterprises to estimate the number of people who might benefit from the proposed transportation service.
Several students have been instrumental in grassroots efforts to develop an Independent Living Center
at the community level.
As Executive Director of Access to Independence (a2i) -- the Independent Living Center
serving San Diego and Imperial Counties -- Frick oversees the development and management of the organization's $1.
However, Norma Vescovo, director of the Independent Living Center
of Southern California in Van Nuys, said she disapproved previous versions of the plan, and has not seen the document approved Friday, although she requested a review of it.