AdLib - Center for Independent Living
AdLib, Inc. is a private, non-profit, community based, consumer controlled Independent Living Center. The Center provides independent living and specialized services for people with disabilities in Berkshire County. AdLib empowers people with disabilities to live more independently and have control of their own lives.
A majority of AdLib’s Board of Directors and employees are people with disabilities. This characteristic is at the heart of the independent living movement and distinguishes us from other providers in Berkshire County.
Services provided by AdLib empower people with disabilities to make their own decisions and achieve a greater level of independence. AdLib provides the following core services:
Information and Referral is provided to consumers who request information about issues and services.
Advocacy is provided for consumers on any issue important to them and that affects their independent living.
Peer Counseling helps consumers resolve problems through the understanding, caring, and common experience of another person with a disability.
Skills Training helps the consumer develop those skills necessary to achieve or enhance an independent life style.
ADA Technical Assistance: AdLib is an educational resource for individuals and the community on issues concerning disabilities and the law. AdLib can provide materials, information, accessibility studies and presentations on the ADA.
Aging & Disability Resource Consortium: Along with Elder Services of Berkshire County and other community organizations, AdLib works to enhance community based options for people with disabilities and elders in Berkshire County.
Art at AdLib Program: AdLib provides weekly creative art and sewing workshops. The program offers a positive enriching experience in the arts.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services: AdLib provides independent living services to Deaf and hard of hearing consumers. Our program includes peer counseling, skills training, advocacy, information and referral, consumer outreach, and consumer outreach & education.
Housing: AdLib is an information, referral and advocacy source on affordable housing in Berkshire County.
Long Term Care Options Program: AdLib’s Option’s Program helps consumers, family members & caregivers make informed choices about long term services, supports and settings.
MRC Vocational Referral Program: With the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, AdLib helps eligible consumers acquire job readiness skills.
Personal Care Management Program: AdLib’s PCM Program empowers MassHealth eligible consumers to manage their daily living by employing Personal Care Attendants. The PCA’s assist in such chores as bathing, dressing, and meal preparation.
Representative Payee Program: AdLib acts as a third party representative payee to assist people in managing their money and meeting their basic living needs.
Transportation Services: AdLib’s Transportation Services Program helps consumers move towards greater independence in mobility through education, skills training and access to AdLib’s accessible van.