Community Living for All
People with disabilities have a right to live as integrated members of any community with equal access to housing, transportation, health care, education, employment, civic involvement, recreation, and family and social relationships.
Exercising this right involves complex interactions among each individual’s personal characteristics and environmental factors.
This Community Living (CL) Resource Center website is committed to providing information about and access to effective multifaceted interventions that can help make these rights a reality for people with disabilities.
The CL Resource website is designed to assist those who support community participation among people with disabilities. It provides access to effective resources, programs, and practices that address two or more factors for use by:
- Centers for Independent Living
- State Independent Living Associations
- State Independent Living Councils
- Community-based Organizations
- Government Agencies
Tools and Checklists
We regularly update our hub of tools and checklists related to community living. Explore ways people with disabilities can:
- Advocate for themselves and changes in the community
- Learn new community living skills
- Navigate daily life
- Prepare for emergencies and disasters
- Seek employment and navigate the workforce
- Manage finances
- Get healthy and stay healthy
- Make home modifications, purchase a home, or navigate the rental market
- Interact with the legal system
- Hire and manage personal care attendants
- Transition into the community
- Use public and other forms of transportation
Explore Community Living Resources
We invite all interested persons to explore these resources.
- Discover the results of a Systematic Review of multifaceted interventions designed to improve community participation outcomes
- Access set of Curated Resources designed to improve community participation
- Learn about important factors for community participation from qualitative studies and a quantitative study of a multifaceted research project combining The Home Usability Program and Out-and-About interventions.
The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RT5043). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.