Category Archives: Independent Living

Safety Tips for People with Disabilities to Avoid Getting Mugged

Statistics show that mobility-impaired and visually-impaired people are more often targeted by muggers, who assume they are an easy mark.  You can help reduce the likelihood of getting mugged by following these safety tips put together by Marsha Saxton of the World Institute … Continue reading

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Airlines Mishandle Wheelchairs, Stranding People

(Sigh.)  Here we are 27 years since the Air Carrier Access Act was passed in 1986, and they’re still doing stuff like this. How an airline can smash up a $26,000 wheelchair, return it to the owner in pieces, claim they’re … Continue reading

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Are you a Mother with a Physical Disability?

Through the Looking Glass is conducting a national survey of mothers with physical disabilities who have at least one child 36 months of age or younger.  They state the purpose for the survey like this: There is very little research to find … Continue reading

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Grand Opening of The Shop @ CIL

Come and celebrate the Grand Opening of THE SHOP at the Center for Independent Living on May 4 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm with demonstrations of assistive technology, information about The Shop, refreshments, and door prizes. The Shop provides wheelchair repairs and distributes donated … Continue reading

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A Practical Guide for People with Disabilities Who Want to Go to College

Once you’ve established the goal of getting a degree, what are the best first steps to take? What type of degree do you need for the type of job you want?  How do you pick the right school for you?  … Continue reading

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ARPCT (Association for Rehabilitation Programs in Computer Technology)

ARPCT’s mission is to promote communication and support among programs designed to train and place people with disabilities in areas related to computer technology and information processing. Continue reading

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The World Institute on Disability

The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities. Continue reading

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Whirlwind Wheelchair International

At Whirlwind we work to make it possible for every person in the developing world who needs a wheelchair to obtain one that will lead to maximum personal independence and integration into society. Continue reading

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Independent Living

Listing of Independent Living organizations. Continue reading

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