University of Montana Rural Institute
Demography, Population, and Ecology | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology
Over the past 20 years, the national network of centers for independent living has significantly advanced the cause of people with disabilities, and helped countless thousands of individuals with significant disabilities achieve healthy and independent lives. Yet, the residents of 40% of the nation’s counties - mostly rural counties - lack basic access to CILs. To achieve universal access to CIL services, we estimate an additional investment of approximately $71.2 million will be needed.
community participation and independent living, independent living, centers for independent living, rural, disability
© RTC: Rural, 1998
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
This publication is funded by a grant from the National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Department of Education (H133B70017-01).
Seekins, Tom Ph.D.; Innes, Bill; Enders, Alexandra; Hubbard, Maryann; and Rural Institute, University of Montana, "Estimating the Cost for Achieving Universal Access to Centers for Independent Living, 1998" (1998). Independent Living and Community Participation. 11.