One of the core services provided by Independent Lifestyles is advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities, their families, and care givers.
There are a wide variety of situations in which Independent lifestyles could be called on to provide advocacy assistance. Advocacy assistan
ce could be provided to the individual consumer on any topic such as employment, education, the “system”, and accessibility. Independent Lifestyles provides advocacy on a one-to-one basis providing assistance to the consumer to achieve greater independence. Independent Lifestyles is also committed to advocacy on a systems level addressing and removing barriers for people with disabilities so they can live more independently.
ADVOCATES FOR INDEPENDENCE COMMITTEE
Independent Lifestyles’ Advocates for Independence Committee includes staff, consumers, and community members who join together to support each other in their self-advocacy efforts as well as addressing disability issues in the community.