(Taken from the Adoption Glossary)
Independent Living: A type of foster care placement that helps provide life-skills training to older children, to assist them to acquire the skills they will need to live independently as adults. These types of programs are designed for children who are "aging out" of foster care, as they near... [more
Oregon State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Gordon Smith (R) 404 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-3753 (202) 224-3997 (Fax) E-mail Web Form: http://gsmith.senate.gov/webform.htm Web: http://gsmith.senate.gov Honorable Ron Wyden (D) 516 Hart...
Parents' Role in Transition for Handicapped Youth: Overview
Parents have a major influence on their children's attitudes toward work and life. Many studies have recognized the effect of parental influence on educational and career decisions (Naylor, 1986). Handicapped youth, who have more difficulty than other youth in making the transition from school to... Foster Care Manual: Mental Health & Residential Rehabilitation
This information has been excerpted from materials specific to one state. Be sure to check with your Foster Care Specialist for details in your state, county, or province. SITTER SERVICES CRR sitters must be qualified and have knowledge in mental health (MH). An adult at least 18 years of age may... Michigan State Resources
State Agencies and Organizations United States Senators Honorable Carl Levin (D) 269 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 (202) 224-6221 (202) 224-1388 (Fax) E-mail: Web: http://www.levin.senate.gov Honorable Debbie Stabenow (D) 702 Hart Senate Office Building ...
Flag Day to be celebrated
The Independent Living Skills Program from the Wilshire School of Continuing Education part of the North Orange County Community College District invites the public to its annual Flag Day ceremony. The Independent Living Skills Program serves 25... Experts on aging, disability issues featured at symposium
The Independent Living Center and the Aging and Disability Resource Center offer information and consultation with attorneys specializing in Social Security, disability, military veterans and Medicaid issues. The attorneys visit from 9 a.m. to noon May 29 in the Homer Senior Center dining room... Small Miracles Have Big Impact For Individuals Living With Mental Health Disabilities
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --†Just as physical disabilities can be an obstacle to living independently, so can mental health disabilities. With approximately 25 percent, or one in four ... Independent living facility in the works
Early last week the Board of Directors at St. Joseph Manor in Thibodaux announced plans to develop Cardinal Place, the first independent living facility for locals age 55 and older in the Houma-Thibodaux area.
The Flip Side
June 17, 2011, 4:19 am
In the mid 1990's -- back in the age of infant adoption through agencies -- when we decided to adopt, we did our research.†† At that time, 1 in 3 children being placed for adoption in Texas was African American, but only 1 in 60 potential adoptive families was African American.† There were some... Public High School for Learning Disabled Daughter or Homeschool
July 7, 2008, 6:26 pm
Our daughter just finished the eighth grade, well sort of; she is making up three classes over summer school. She has been attending homeschool for the past four years. We didnít feel that she was challenged enough in special education. That was part of our decision to homeschool our learning... Foster Parent Services Expected in the Reunification Plan
May 1, 2008, 7:20 pm
Most agencies now require the completion of numerous training hours to become licensed foster parents to care for children. In Michigan, parents who want to foster children for the Department of Human Services are expected to complete nine PRIDE classes. Each class is about three hours long,...
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Independent Living supports seniors by providing a variety of care services, home health care and community living in Dane County Area WI
Independent Living Institute (ILI) | Independent Living Institute
Promotes the opportunities of persons with disabilities to gain more personal and political power, self-determination, full participation and equality, both in Sweden and internationally through educational activities.
Independent living - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Independent living, as seen by its advocates, is a philosophy, a way of looking at disability and society, and a worldwide movement of people with disabilities working for self-determination, self-respect and equal opportunities. In the context of eldercare, independent living is seen as a step ...