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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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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.
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In rehabilitation, thriving on one's own; living autonomously and actively in one's own home and community.
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