We are serious about making the connection between what research says and what you do with that research for consumers in local centers for independent living and community-based organizations, and among statewide independent living organizations.

From the vast possibilities available, we selected just a few of the best available resources that align with our systematic review of the research on improving community living for people with disabilities. 

For each resource we tell you

  • what the resource is
  • why we chose to include it
  • who benefits from it
  • how it can be used

We also provide a link to the resource or a site where you can access the resource in full.

We limited this site to non-commercial resources that are in the public domain or free to you.  If you want to suggest a resource that meets these overall criteria or provide feedback on the resources posted at this site, write us at rtcil@ku.edu.

Community Participation Resources

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Daily Living

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Employment

Individual Placement and Support (IPS): an evidence-based practice of supported employment for people with serious mental illness

Healthy Community Living: two peer-led workshops that CILs can provide for consumers to improve overall health, and in turn employment

Housing

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Quality of Life

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The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR grant number 90RT5043). NIDILRR is a Center within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this website do not necessarily represent the policy of NIDILRR, ACL, HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.