The Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, has been at the forefront of the disability community's independent living movement
since the 1970's," said Dmitri Belser, executive director of the Center for Accessible Technology.
ADA, which represents the culmination of the first major stage of the independent living movement
, also has provided a strong impetus for the expansion of the movement.
Hosted by The Development Trustees Board of LRI, the Taste of Independence event will recognize its corporate and individual honorees, The Graham Company and Philadelphia Inquirerjournalist Daniel Rubin, for their positive impact on the local independent living movement
Having the chance to work with Roberts in the Independent Living Movement
was exciting and rewarding," recalled Vescovo.
The independence and confidence gained by individuals with significant disabilities receiving services through this consumer-directed approach was instrumental in developing the independent living movement
These issues become even more relevant to the field of rehabilitation with the advent of the independent living movement
and greater inclusion of elders in the mix of consumers.
Most of all, through the independent living movement
, founded by Dr.
22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the mid-seventies, Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement
, was hired as a state director and asked if he was planning to become a bureaucrat.
Three currently existing programs, which reflect different definitions of disability, are the state-federal rehabilitation program, the special education program, and the independent living movement
Roberts (1939-1995), the father of the Independent Living Movement
for People with Disabilities and a John D.
However, it was found that even when a state contracted with an agency to be the legal employer of record of the attendant instead of the consumer, as in the case of the Agency with Choice ISO model, consumer choice, autonomy, control, and overall satisfaction could be maintained if the agency asserted a philosophy that reflected the basic goals of the independent living movement
Persons in the independent living movement
often state "dissatisfaction with the dependence fostered through actions of primary care personnel .