Independence Unlimited, Incorporated (IU) is a non-residential, non-profit center for independent living that serves very diverse populations in 38 cities and towns in mainly Hartford County. The Center, which was established in 1982, is governed and managed by people with disabilities.
Our core services include:
• peer counseling
• independent living skills training
• information and referral and,
• advocacy services (systems and individual).
We provide a variety of other services that benefit persons with disabilities such as assisting persons with disabilities in transitioning from institutions into community-based settings. The primary purpose of the agency is to support persons with disabilities to live in the community as an alternative to institutionalization.
is an affordable, sustainable and inclusive design approach for integrating basic accessibility features into all newly built homes and housing complexes.
Community Choices/North Central Aging and Disability Resource Center
Access Greater Hartford provides training and technical assistance on accessibility, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and other disability issues to remove barriers to full inclusion of people with disabilities.
Local Beginnings/Universal Outcomes
provides information and training in both English and Spanish to parents of children with disabilities on IDEA, ADA, and other disability related topics.
New Beginnings Peer Support Group
is a model program that provides skills training, peer counseling and support to people with disabilities who want to transition from institutions/nursing homes into community based living situations.
provides outreach and mentors to people with disabilities in the Bristol area who are at risk of premature entry into an institution/nursing home.
Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Group
provides skills training, peer counseling and social and recreational opportunities to youth with disabilities and young adults 16 to 30 who are transitioning from school to work or from living with family to living on their own
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