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Independent Living Centers

Congress authorized the funding of Independent Living Centers (ILC) through the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. ILC's provide advocacy and an array of sef-directed services to people with disabilities and links them to available community options. ILC works with citizens who experience disabilities to advocate as a group for community options. ILC assists individuals with disabilities to advocate for themselves for equality, desired services and changes that meet their individual needs. Denters fro Independent Living's (ILC) mission is to advocate for and achieve independence, choice, equal access, equal opportunity and empowerment for individuals with disabilities regardless of age. There are nearly 500 ILC's in the United States

Their overall goal is to maximize the leadership, empowerment, independence, and productivitiy of individuals with disabilities, and the integration and full inclusion of individuals with disabilites into the mainstream of society

The following is a list of links to descriptions of the various services typically provided:

To find an Independent Living Center near you contact:

Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas (SLICK)
700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 212
Topeka, KS 66603
785-234-6990 or www.silck.org

To find the center closest to you call toll free 1-888-667-2117 or www.mosilc.org

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