ILCs provide services designed to foster greater autonomy for people with disabilities
“What I’ve learned is you have to start the environment that you’re in, so we start typically … with the skills to be able to live on your own. That’s … a great place to start and then just building from that.”
Josh Whitmire, a peer advocate with Disability Rights and Resources, an independent living center (ILC) in Birmingham, joins Alabama Care anchor Sarah Williams to talk about the importance of ILCs to people with disabilities and their families.
- What is DRR? How long have you been with DRR?
- What is the hardest thing about transitioning to independent living?
- Who does DRR serve?
- What services does DRR provide?
- What does advocacy mean to you?
- How can individuals get in contact with DRR?
- What is one piece of advice you would give someone in the disability community?
- What is something that could be improved in the disability community?
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Alabama Care is partially supported by the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities (http://www.acdd.org/). The views expressed are not necessarily the views of these organizations.