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We create opportunities for independence for people with disabilities through research, education, and consultation.

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Independent Living Resource Utilization: Since ILRU was established in 1977, it has developed a variety of strategies for collecting, synthesizing, and disseminating information related to the field of independent living. ILRU staff serves Independent Living Centers, Statewide Independent Living Councils, state and federal rehabilitation agencies, and other organizations involved in the field, both nationally and internationally.

The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: Centers for Independent Living, Statewide Independent Living Councils, people with disabilities, and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a national grass roots, consumer controlled, nonprofit membership organization consisting of centers for independent living, their satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living councils, other organizations and individuals concerned with the independent living issues of people with disabilities living in rural America.

Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities is funded by the National Institute on Rehabilitation Research to improve the ability of persons with disabilities to live independently in rural America.

Clearinghouse for Home and Community Based Services promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services by gathering resources and tools for research, policy making and program development into its one-stop website. By facilitating the sharing of information, we empower professionals to be more effective in supporting real choice and independence for older Americans and people with disabilities.

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