Independent Living Disability – Defined

The Rehabilitation Act defines significant disability for the purpose of consumer control in Centers for Independent Living:

“This refers to an individual with a severe physical, mental, cognitive or sensory impairment whose ability to function independently in the family or community or whose ability to obtain, maintain, or advance in employment is substantially limited and for whom the delivery of IL services will improve the ability to function, continue functioning, or move toward functioning independently in the family or community or to continue in employment.”

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