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Disability Resources - Independent Living, general

Links in this category: 19. Newest link in this category: 2019-04-01

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CeDIR - Center for Disability Information & Referral
The mission of the Center for Disability Information & Referral (CeDIR) is to provide access to information to meet individuals' disability-related needs through print, nonprint, and human resources.
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/cedir/
International interest,
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2020-04
Threshold Association, Finland
The Threshold Association is a human rights organization of disabled people with headquarters in Helsinki. There are about 1,500 members: people with different kinds of disabilites, their allies and non-disabled people. The Association is managed and governed by disabled people themselves.
https://kynnys.fi/in-english/
International interest,
Finland,
Finnish language,
Link checked 2020-03
STIL
STIL, founders of Independent Living in Sweden (former name was Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living). The first European personal assistance user cooperative, became the model for numerous cooperatives in Sweden and abroad.
https://www.stil.se
Sweden,
Swedish language,
Link checked 2020-04
Foundation of Resources for Equality and Employment for the Disabled (FREED)
As a non profit Independent Living Resource Center, our goal is to empower people with disabilities to exercise their civil rights in becoming active, productive members of our community.
https://freed.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2020-04
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
https://adapt.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2020-04
Creative studio
Independent cinema studio as way to Independent Living. Disabled people are featured in movies to change everyone's attitudes to disability in Russia
http://www.esmarchfilm.narod.ru/eng/inde..
Russia,
English language,
Link checked 2020-03
STIL, Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living
The cooperative works in the following way: Each member has his or her personal assistance needs assessed by the local government or, since 1994, by the national social insurance scheme. The need is expressed in a certain number of hours of services a week. The cooperative charges a certain price per hour of services. Each member receives an amount that covers the cost of the numbers of hours that he needs. The funds are transferred by the national insurance fund or local government to the individual?s subaccount in STIL. Thus, each member has a budget that he/she has to administer. The funds can be used for personal assistance only and have to be accounted for. The budget covers assistants'wages, their social insurance as well as STIL's administrative costs.
https://www.stil.se/sv
Sweden,
Swedish language,
Link checked 2020-03
Thistle Foundation
A Scottish charity providing health services, housing, and support enabling physically disabled people to lead independent lives.
https://www.thistle.org.uk/
United Kingdom,
English language,
Link checked 2020-04
Umbrella of the Capital District
Umbrella of the Capital District is a non-profit agency helping senior citizens and persons with disabilities live independently, comfortably and safely in their own homes.
http://www.theumbrella.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2020-04


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