Government or Nonprofit Organizations
- National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
The NCIL is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities. Founded in 1982, NCIL represents thousands of organizations and individuals including: individuals with disabilities, Centers for Independent Living (CILs), Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), and other organizations that advocate for the human and civil rights of people with disabilities throughout the United States.
- Independent Research Living Utilization (IRLU)
The ILRU program is a national center for information, training, research, and technical assistance in independent living. Its goal is to expand the body of knowledge in independent living and to improve utilization of results of research programs and demonstration projects in this field. You can search for the Center for Independent Living in your geographic area.
- The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) Scale
- The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
CUD is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes accessible and universal design in housing, commercial and public facilities, outdoor environments, and products. Our mission is to improve environments and products through design innovation, research, education and design assistance.
Companies Associated with Maintaining Independence