Independent living

Independent Living is a philosophy and a movement of people with disabilities who work for self determination, equal opportunities, and self-respect. It does not means that we want to do everything by ourselves, and do not need anyone, or want to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives as our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and start families of our own.