Life goes on with adaptation. You can do almost what anyone else can do…The more we are able to get out into the public, the more disabled people who are able to get into the mainstream of public life, the more myths and misconceptions about people with disabilities will fall by the wayside.
APPALACHIAN INDEPENDENCE CENTER
Independent Living is: Controlling and directing your own life. Taking risks and being allowed to succeed and fail. Having opportunities to participate in all aspects of community life. Making decisions and taking responsibility for our own actions. Exercising the greatest degree of choice about where you live, with whom you live, and how you live. Asserting your rights and accepting full commitment to being a productive citizen.
To advocate for and with people with disabilities to promote full participation in society.
That people with disabilities have full and equal rights, access and participation in all aspects of life.