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Center for Independent Futures is an Evanston, Illinois, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities live full and more independent lives.
We create sustainable solutions through community living options, personal networks, and lifelong planning and education, tailored to support individuals and families as well as schools and agencies.
As temperatures dropped last month, two members of our staff escaped to California to work with our partners at Club 21 Learning and Resource Center, VTC Enterprises, and New Horizons. Community Life Coordinator Cynthia visited to conduct life skills software training through our My Full Life tool. A couple of weeks later, Chrissy visited to … Continue reading “California Dreamin’ with Cynthia & Chrissy”
Learning self-advocacy means developing a set of skills that are based on self-knowledge, communicating your understanding, and knowing your rights. When educators teach self-advocacy skills to students with disabilities, that knowledge opens doors to success that might otherwise never have appeared. Unfortunately, students with disabilities historically have not been included in learning intangible skills such … Continue reading “How to Teach Self-Advocacy Skills to Students with Disabilities”
Many barriers to independent living exist for people with disabilities, but new in-home technologies can help most families remove some obstacles. While these technology options won’t replace the development of all life skills, they can support individuals to live more independent lives and offer their families peace of mind. At our housing conference in October, … Continue reading “New In-Home Technologies for Independent Living”