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independent living movement

Any of the societal programs that support a philosophy of full participation, self-reliance, and social inclusion of people with functional impairment. Emphasis on self-help, interdependence, environmental accessibility, freedom of choice, and programs to enable community living characterize this movement.
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The remainder of this article will combine the theoretical premises that underpin the independent living movement with the voices from the study which represent their articulation.
Some purists within the independent living movement would not allow services to be provided under other models, and particularly the medical model, as options.
It has been one my greatest joys as CEO to see our employees inspired by our client Liberty Resources and motivated to join this vital organization in helping to drive the local independent living movement," said William A.
And, I have been deeply involved in the disability rights and independent living movements, from board service with independent living centers in Kansas City and Chicago, Operation Real Rights and the League of Disabled Voters, to participation in a leadership role in a presidential candidate's unsuccessful primary election campaign.
The independent living movement, which emerged from multiple social movements of the 1970s, including civil rights, consumerism, and demedicalization, differs significantly from the rehabilitation and special education programs.
However, it was found that even when a state contracted with an agency to be the legal employer of record of the attendant instead of the consumer, as in the case of the Agency with Choice ISO model, consumer choice, autonomy, control, and overall satisfaction could be maintained if the agency asserted a philosophy that reflected the basic goals of the independent living movement.
Persons in the independent living movement often state "dissatisfaction with the dependence fostered through actions of primary care personnel .
Finally, rehabilitation systems, professionals, and families, perhaps in cooperation with the independent living movement, might appropriately become involved in efforts to reduce the social isolation of women and men with disabilities.
Among the most significant factors that emerge from any study of this country's independent living movement is the key role people with spinal cord injuries have played throughout its history.
Consumer control is central to the philosophy of the independent living movement and is measured by the degree to which consumers, meaning persons with disabilities, hold policy making, managerial, and staff positions and the degree to which consumers of services are involved in determining their plan of service provision.
The independent living movement began long before there was federal funding for centers or services.

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