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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.

Individuals with disabilities are not always “sick” and may not require help from certified medical professionals for daily living.

Being disabled is not the same as being ill. Most people with disabilities are in good health. Their disability is just part of who they are, and they don’t necessarily want to be “cured.” Medical professionals need to look at the person first, and not the disability. If you have a disability and feel you aren’t being heard, contact a CIL nearest you!