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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.
Fire in the belly: Just how independent is the independent living movement? Mainstream, (4), 35-38.
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.
* choosing ISO's that are sensitive to disability issues and embrace the independent living movement's philosophy of autonomy and consumer direction.
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.
Let me share my observations about how and why they occurred by starting with elements of the independent living movement's history.
Although the independent living movement of the 1970s, which resulted from the Rehabilitation Amendments of 1973, expanded opportunities for many disabled persons, disabled elderly individuals are frequently overlooked with regard to services which would enable them to maintain their independence as well.
The independent living movement is a relative newcomer to the disability service scene, having emerged from the social activism of the late sixties and early seventies.
The Independent Living Movement has been effective in the process of translating independent living theory into reality by promoting appropriate support services, accessible environments, and pertinent information and skills.

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