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independent living center

rehabilitation facility in which disabled persons can receive special education and training in the performance of all or most activities of daily living with a particular handicap. A typical independent living center may contain a completely furnished multiroom apartment, including a kitchen with cabinets and cooking facilities that can be reached easily by a person in a wheelchair, designed for training patients in homemaking skills.

independent living center

A community facility that coordinates services for the disabled, including counseling, training, rehabilitation, assistance with devices, and respite care.
See also: center
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Representatives from the region's Independent Living Council, comprised of the chairperson of each state's independent living centers, were consulted on key areas and wording of statements on the survey.
In recent years, independent living centers -- primarily through their peer support programs -- have taken on even greater importance because of the increase in disability related to violence.
For example, Independent Living Centers are unique in philosophy (Budde, Petty, Nelson & Couch, 1986), particularly with regard to consumer participation and choice in goal-setting and decision-making related to individual needs and services (DeJong, 1979b; Frieden, 1978; Nosek, 1987).
Alpha One is an independent living center serving the entire state of Maine.
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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.
The reliability and validity for independent living centers should be tested.
The Independent Living Center of Southern California on Sunday honored Daily News columnist Dennis McCarthy, MiniMed Chairman Alfred E.
The New York Commission for the Blind and Visualy Handicapped also utilizes a community-based, consumer-controlled, freestanding independent living center model through a contractual agreement.
An independent living center is a community-based non profit, non-residential program which is controlled by the disabled consumers it serves, provides directly or coordinates indirectly through referral those services which assist severely disabled individuals to increase personal self-determination and to minimize unnecessary dependence upon others.
Communities Actively Living Independent & Free, Independent Living Center of Kern County, Independent Living Resource Center serving Central California, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), Silicon Valley Independent Living Center and Westside Center for Independent Living (WCIL) were building reputations for providing strong mental health peer support.

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