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Independent Living Table of Contents

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Independence is important to all individuals whether or not they have a disability. Options for living arrangements vary greatly depending on individual abilities and preferences. Some live at home with their family, alone in their own home or apartment, in a community living arrangement, or in a more structured residential environment. When considering a long-term living arrangement, it is critical to plan for emergencies, including when the primary support person is not able to provide for life-long care. Select next or a topic to learn more.

Housing Assistance Programs
Home-Based Services
Home Modifications and Assistive Technology
Supported Living Arrangements
Residential Placements
Personal Safety
Emergency Preparedness
Equal Opportunity
Independent Living
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