Independent Living

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living - Through individualized counseling, advocacy efforts, skill-building classes, recreation and arts programming, and more, we help individuals with disabilities to build their skills, advocate for what they need, find friends, and feel at home.


Home and Community Based Services Clearing House – a clearinghouse promoting the development and expansion of home and community- based services by gathering resources and tools for research, policy making and program development into a one-stop online library.      


ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations - The ILRU (Independent Living Research Utilization) program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living.


Independent Living Connections - This resource page is designed to help you and yours take apart the concept of independent living, examine its many elements, and put the concept back together again with concrete plans and insight into what it takes to turn the concept into reality.


Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood - This new guide assists youth in strengthening some of the most fundamental skills essential for successfully managing their own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): effective communication, time-management, working with others, and establishing professional relationships.  Such skills are key to not only enhancing independence, but also thriving in the workplace and growing professionally. 


National Council on Independent Living - NCIL advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.