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What is "Independent Living?"  The goal of independent living is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.
After a brain Injury many survivors require assistance with various aspects of daily living that they may have done with ease before injury. 

These might include: 

Basic Living Skills, money management, finding and paying for housing, especially "accessible” housing, In-Home Assistance, Transportation, Working, Qualifying for benefits such as Medicaid and Other Aspects of Life,

What are Independent Living Centers? Independent Living Centers are typically non-residential, private, non-profit, consumer-controlled, community-based organizations providing services and advocacy by and for persons with all types of disabilities. Their goal is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their maximum potential within their families and communities.

In this section you will find information on and resources concerning: 

  • Basic Living Skills Training such as: Basic money management, Finding and paying for housing, especially "accessible” housing, In-Home Assistance, Resources in this section provides Basic Living Skills training and much more. 

  • IN-HOME CARE Provides in home and personal care services. Homecare workers do everything from housework, such as grocery shopping, laundry and dishes, to personal care such as dressing, bathing, and help transferring from the bed. Care may be just a few hours a day or around the clock.

  • Government Services:  Regulates and provides services that promote independent living for individuals with disabilities to more fully access and participate in the community. 

  • Advocacy Organizations:: Provides advocacy, education, and leadership to guide the development of and promote access to independent living services and centers for independent living statewide. It also increases opportunities for self-determination and creates awareness of people with disabilities as a valuable human resource. 

  • Residential Care:  Information on Adult Family Homes, Nursing homes and resources for choosing the one that’s right for you.
Information in this section helps Washington residents with disabilities obtain the services they need to live independently and to succeed at school, at work, at play and in the community.


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