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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.
At too many IEP meetings, educators focus on student deficits. They get stuck when it comes time to explore a student’s strengths. Educators and families alike wonder why these meetings are tense and difficult. Families are constantly fighting to discover and create inclusive spaces for their loved ones. IEP meetings should already be inclusive and … Continue reading “How To Create Inclusive Person-Centered IEP Plans”
Our favorite fall activity is just around the corner! On Sunday, October 20th, join us at Evanston Art Center from 3:00-6:00 pm for Craft Beer Fest (formerly Something’s Cooking). North Shore’s favorite local restaurants, bakeries, and breweries will join us for a tasty evening with delightful treats! Mark your calendars today to guarantee you won’t … Continue reading “Save the Date: Craft Beer Fest”
Families of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities face many difficult decisions. From choosing how to manage care to determining how an individual can live in the community, none of these decisions are easy. But it is possible to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of care. Determining What Supports Are Necessary Happiness is one … Continue reading “How to Reduce Costs of Care Without Sacrificing Quality”