Monday, October 1, 2012

Concerns Raised over Independent Living Centers

A disturbing news article:  Concerns raised over Independent Living Centers.

Quoting from the article:

"The Centers for Independent Living provide information and referral services, training to help those with special needs live independently, peer counseling and advocacy services. As of 2010, there were 337 federally-funded centers across the country, all of which are run predominantly by people with disabilities themselves."

Continuing, from the article:

" a new audit finds, calling into question how effective the centers are at helping people with disabilities integrate into the community."

If/when my husband and I become responsible for Bil's housing, it is quite possible we would have turned to our local independent living center here in upstate NY.  On paper, these centers would have seemed to be the place to go for help - they are run by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. there any REAL help out there for siblings like my husband, trying to do right for his brother with autism?

Another disappointment.

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