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.
"We constantly look for opportunities to fight the stigma of 'can't', when it comes to disability," says Morris. "This collaboration shows how important it is to celebrate the diversity that makes us each of us unique."
“My parents told me that the work was mine,” said Angie Miller. “If you want the world to treat you differently they will.”
Though Brown had Medicare, she didn’t have secondary insurance and the bills piled up. She didn’t have the funds for equipment she needed after surgery – a walker, bath chair, mobile chair and a ramp at her hour.
Latrell Jackson is a 16-year-old who attends school in Duval County and is part of the ILRC’s RAMP program, Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program, a career-focused program for youth with disabilities.
Though the doctor told his mother that he would never walk or talk, Immanuel Santos has defied all of that with a sunny disposition and rapid fire conversation.
Grandmother Sherry Bell was born deaf but it hasn’t stopped her from having goals for herself or her family.