The Prerequisites for Independent Living
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[Excerpt] Independent Living is a term that was coined in the 1960s by the American disability movement. Today it has become a buzz word frequently used and abused by consumers and professionals alike. In its most common connotation it refers to living in the community as opposed to living in an institution. But Independent Living is also an attitude, an ideology, and a social and political international movement.
disability; independence; Independent Living; human rights; assistance