But the independent living movement
has never been in a better position than now to go out and get it done.
The independent living movement was the catalyst that brought about significant changes to the original purpose and scope of the national rehabilitation system.
Accordingly, they suggest that the independent living movement and the independent living centers and programs can contribute to successful VR outcomes.
The consumer involvement principle of the independent living movement can help guide consumer input into VR programs.
Through CIL activities, the philosophical principles of the independent living movement were brought to life through a consumer-oriented service model based on individual choice and personal control.
In 1982, CRM staff started working with leaders in the independent living movement to design an MIS for CIL's.
In developing the system, CRM responded to several significant needs that were perceived across the independent living movement.
The issue of consumer-controlled management has been downplayed by both RSA and the independent living movement.
Such diversity, while indicating that programs are probably meeting the ideal of flexibility and responsiveness to local needs, has served to subordinate some of the ideals of the independent living movement, particularly its cornerstone -- consumer control.
Long before the dramatic protests and demonstrations and organized interest group politics of the contemporary disability rights and independent living movements, disabled veterans had organized politically.
The most thoughtful analytical effort to understand the origins of the disability rights and independent living movements in the United States, for example, does so without ever reviewing the history of disabled veterans' politics and protest activities; see, Scotch, From Good Will to Civil Rights.
Its founders were--and many current members still are--politically active in the disability rights and independent living movements