Tag Archives: independent living

Is there a difference between independent living and assisted living?

We often refer our patrons to centers for independent living when they are looking for services and supports in their community, which is often met with, “But I’m not looking for a nursing home—I don’t need that kind of help—that’s … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for June 2019

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: I have a mobility disability and use a wheelchair to get around. I would like to travel this summer. … Continue reading

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If You Liked … A Brief History of Autism

Usually in the top 10 posts among our Spanish readers, “A Brief History of Autism” discusses the history of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and provides resources and research from the NIDILRR community and elsewhere. Since we first published “A Brief … Continue reading

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Honoring Ed Roberts Day Through Self-Advocacy

Ed Roberts (1939-1995) was a civil rights leader, an activist, and an independent living pioneer. He was a strong advocate and self-advocate, fighting for full access to education, housing, employment, and community participation for people with disabilities who were otherwise … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for September 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What is inclusion and how does it benefit people with and without disabilities? Are there unmet inclusion needs? This … Continue reading

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In the Stacks: Independent Living

This week we’ll be at the annual conference of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)! We’re looking forward to greeting the huge crowd of advocates, activists, educators, administrators, researchers, and professionals all focused on the full independence and participation … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – July 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: A family member has experienced a burn injury and is now in a rehabilitation center. What can they expect … Continue reading

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Remembering Olmstead: 17 Years of Community Participation and Independence for People with Disabilities

Seventeen years ago, on June 22nd, 1999, the US Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that the unjustified institutional isolation of people with disabilities is a form of unlawful discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  What is … Continue reading

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The importance of the disability vote is featured in the next episode of ADA Live!

On July 6th, 2016 ADA Live! presents The Disability Vote:  The Sleeping Giant Wakes Up!  Continuing with the disability and voting theme (voting access), the upcoming episode discusses the disability vote, the importance of people with disabilities casting their vote, … Continue reading

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Money STILL Matters

Financial literacy is the ability to use knowledge and skills to manage financial resources effectively for a lifetime of financial well-being. It’s an important component to independence, whether you’re creating your first household budget or planning for a comfortable retirement. For people … Continue reading

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