IILRU Directory of Centers & SILCs--2014 (Vol. 36)
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Definition of a Center for Independent Living from Section 702 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended:

CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING‑ The term `center for independent living' means a consumer‑controlled, community‑based, cross‑disability, nonresidential private nonprofit agency that is designed and operated within a local community by individuals with disabilities and provides an array of independent living services.

A Center for Independent Living:

51% of staff are persons with disabilities; 51% of Board of Directors are persons with disabilities; and provides four core services:

  1. Information & referral
  2. Independent living skills training
  3. Individual and systems advocacy
  4. Peer counseling

Richards, Laurel, Nosek, Peg, and Zhu, Yilin: Directory of Independent Living Centers & Related Organizations. Houston: ILRU Program, 1978. The ILRU Directory includes the contact information for centers for independent living and their satellites or branches for each state, U.S. Territory, and Canada. All listings are in alphabetical order by state/city. Beginning with the 1995 volume, the Directory includes a listing of the statewide independent living council (SILC) for each state and U.S. Territory.

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