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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
  • Researchers
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We invite all interested persons to explore these resources.

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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.