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Disability Action Center NW

Those who have a strong IL Philosophy also have a strong set of values. They generally believe that ALL people should have the same rights. They believe in the dignity and worth of all people. Independent living principles evolve from these values. A principle is a basic truth, or assumption, or even just a standard of behavior.

All programs and services that are community-based must be physically located in a non-institutional setting in their community and be responsive to the needs identified by people with disabilities in that community.

No one goes through life thinking “Gee, I hope I end up in an institution.” That’s why people with disabilities need to be involved in the decision making process in their community. Through that advocacy, their needs can be met and foster independence and involvement. We call that “nothing about us – without us”