Independent Living means having control over our own lives.
We believe people with disabilities are entitled to:
- equal rights and opportunity,
- real choices that enable us to maintain control over our lives,
- power and authority over the supports and services designed to assist us,
- and full participation in our communities.
It is this philosophy which is the foundation of every decision, plan and goal that is developed not only by the Disability Empowerment Center, but life.
The Independent Living movement has been an influential disability movement, supporting civil rights for all persons with disabilities.
For more information about Independent Living, visit the National Council on Independent Living’s website by clicking here.
“Independent Living is not doing things yourself; it’s being in control of how things are done.”
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