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Living Independently

Independent living services provide items such as medical equipment, assistive technology, specialized skills training and home modifications. These services enhance the ability of people with severe disabilities to live independently and function within their families and communities.

A Statewide Plan for Independent Living addresses planning, financial support and coordination between the Centers for Independent Living and DRS that provide independent living services.

Based on federal Rehabilitative Services Administration guidance, most independent living services are provided or coordinated through DRS contracts with the CILs. A portion of the funding will support activities of the Statewide Independent Living Council.

Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides skills training and related services to help people with severe vision loss remain in their homes. Vocational Rehabilitation offers adaptive telephone equipment and other assistance to eligible individuals.