8. NEW: Principles of the Independent Living Movement: Promoting Acceptance and Inclusion

Adopting principles derived from the Independent Living Movement can empower individuals with disabilities to strive to achieve their true potentials and be genuinely accepted and fully included in society. This lecture offers a brief history of the significance of the Independent Living Movement on rights and access to community living for people with disabilities. Topics will focus on select concepts related to helping people with disabilities take charge of decisions that affect the direction of their lives. An emphasis will be placed on core services provided by centers for independent living as complementary services to other available support services.

Ryan Guyder, Independence Place, Lexington

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