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Independent Living Education Day

Virtual Event: March 31, 2021 11:00AM to 12:00PM

Independent Living Education Day will showcase stories of Independent Living from across Massachusetts.

Great Hall 2012
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Massachusetts has 10 Centers for Independent Living, which together serve all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. The last year has been challenging. Independent Living Centers have risen to that challenge, continuing to provide services, advocate for access and challenge disparities.

The Independent Living Movement is founded in the belief that people with disabilities, regardless of the form, have a common history and a shared struggle, that we are a community and a culture that will advance further banded together politically.

The first Center for Independent Living was founded by disability activists in California in 1972. There are now 403 Centers across the United States, providing Peer Support , Information and Referral , Individual and Systems Advocacy , Independent Living Skills Training and Transition.

CART, ASL and Spanish interpretation have been confirmed.

For questions about the event or to confirm accommodations contact sadie@masilc.org or 508-620-7452.

To register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iczr8Xu3Tn-bQvX9OePmJw

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