Independent Living (IL) is a vision, philosophy and movement of people with disabilities, for people with disabilities. Appearing on California university campuses in the 1970s, the movement emerged in Canada in the 1980s and has since expanded worldwide. The IL movement differs from traditional service delivery organizations in that it advocates peer support, self-direction and community integration by and for people with disabilities. It has changed the way people perceive and respond to disability.
IL is based on the right of persons with disabilities to:
- Live with dignity in the community they have chosen ;
- Participate in all aspects of their lives ;
- Control their own lives by making decisions themselves.
Vie autonome Montérégie is a community service organization focused on the individual needs of people with functional limitations of any kind. We strive to empower people with disabilities and remove barriers so that people with disabilities and self-sufficiency can take risks, make choices and contribute to society as they see fit.
Working with our clients, we found that there was still a huge need for information and support for people with disabilities in the region. In order to create an environment that removes barriers that prevent people with disabilities from achieving maximum autonomy, we felt it was essential to better disseminate information about available services, programs and activities.
To learn more about our programs, services and resources, we invite you to browse our site, visit our Facebook page or contact us directly. Don’t hesitate to send us your comments so that we can continue to serve you better.
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