Enjoy these videos from Independent Living Education Day, March 31, 2021. It was not the same as being in person, but more people were able to attend, and we are able to share the event with you.
Virtual Event: March 31, 2021 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Independent Living Education Day will showcase stories of Independent Living from across Massachusetts.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-620-7452.
Make your voice heard. Take the COVID-19 Community Impact Survey to share what your experience has been like through the pandemic. www.mass.gov/COVIDsurvey
DPH is using answers to a survey to better inform how it responds to the needs of MA residents during COVID-19. For more information on the Survey visit the DPH website: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-community-impact-survey
MASILC has compiled some state wide and national information on Covid-19.
How to Protect yourself
National Information and Resources
- Administration for Community Living : acl.gov/COVID-19
Massachusetts Statewide Information
- MASSHEALTH and COVID-19: www.mass.gov/info-details/masshealth-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-applicants-and-members
- Behavioral Health Resources: https://massachusetts.networkofcare.org/mh/content.aspx?cid=9261
- Housing Resources:
To access local resources and services:
Independent Living Centers in MA:
Civil Rights and Covid-19
If you are concerned that you or someone you know has had their civil rights violated contact one of the agencies below.