Accommodating Consumers and Staff with Chemical Sensitivities or Environmental Intolerances Fact Sheet

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People with chemical sensitivities (CS) experience barriers in many of the same arenas as people with other types of disabilities: transportation, technology, housing, health care, employment, recreation. People with CS need and can benefit from the peer support, advocacy, and other services that Centers for Independent Living (CILs) have to offer. Unfortunately, not all CILs understand the needs of these individuals, or they may be overwhelmed by the idea of providing accommodations for a condition that affects different people in different ways. The purpose of this fact sheet is to increase the knowledge of CIL staff about chemical sensitivities as a disabling condition and suggest ways to be more inclusive of this population.

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