Welcome! Independent Living History and Philosophy Tutorial


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  • Tutorial Arrangement

    There are 16 pages in this tutorial. The tutorial is designed so that each page must be viewed to complete the process. You cannot jump ahead.

    Achievement Certificate

    There is a final exam at the end of the tutorial. You must complete all sections of the tutorial in order to receive the certificate.

    Acknowledgement

    It was brought to our attention that the IL tutorial lacks appropriate access for alternative languages, and we apologize for any inconvenience. A web developer familiar with the site did an initial review and assessed that there will be no easy fix to the site to incorporate language access based on several embedded aspects of the tutorial. A more detailed assessment will be made to determine the best course of action. The remedy will require time and funding to resolve. If your center encounters a situation where language access prevents a new staff person from utilizing this tutorial, and you don't have an alternative way to translate the information, insert a note in their personnel file that they are waiting to complete the IL tutorial when it is updated to accommodate language access. The council will keep the network updated about progress made on the tutorial and will announce when the site is improved. We appreciate your understanding while we work to provide a solution.

  • Independent Living Philosophy and History is a training program developed by Western New York Independent Living, Inc., 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, N Y 14214.

    This tutorial is an adaptation of the three hour Independent Living Philosophy and History training program and is designed for self-instruction.

    Permission is granted for duplication or reproduction either mechanically or electronically of any portion of this tutorial, provided that the following acknowledgment is given: Reproduced by permission from materials developed by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Independent Living Management.

  • The purpose of this tutorial is to present the values and beliefs of people with disabilities and examine the ways the values, beliefs and behaviors of non-disabled people influenced the development of Independent Living Philosophy. The tutorial will also present selected historical events that had significant impact on legislative and quality of life changes for people with disabilities.

    When establishing the Standards and Assurances for Independent Living Center operation, contributors to the Rehab Act of 1978 identified Independent Living Philosophy first on the list of standards. The importance of Independent Living Philosophy in the mission and operation of Independent Living Centers is presented in the last section of the tutorial.

Tutorial Arrangement

There are 16 pages in this tutorial. The tutorial is designed so that each page must be viewed to complete the process. You cannot jump ahead.

Achievement Certificate

There is a final exam at the end of the tutorial. You must complete all sections of the tutorial in order to receive the certificate.

Independent Living Philosophy and History is a training program developed by Western New York Independent Living, Inc., 3108 Main Street, Buffalo, N Y 14214.

This tutorial is an adaptation of the three hour Independent Living Philosophy and History training program and is designed for self-instruction.

Permission is granted for duplication or reproduction either mechanically or electronically of any portion of this tutorial, provided that the following acknowledgment is given: Reproduced by permission from materials developed by the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Independent Living Management.

The purpose of this tutorial is to present the values and beliefs of people with disabilities and examine the ways the values, beliefs and behaviors of non-disabled people influenced the development of Independent Living Philosophy. The tutorial will also present selected historical events that had significant impact on legislative and quality of life changes for people with disabilities.

When establishing the Standards and Assurances for Independent Living Center operation, contributors to the Rehab Act of 1978 identified Independent Living Philosophy first on the list of standards. The importance of Independent Living Philosophy in the mission and operation of Independent Living Centers is presented in the last section of the tutorial.


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