Independent Living Resource Center
To promote greater independence and empowerment for persons with disabilities through advocacy and resources.
VISION: Independence and Empowerment for All.
Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) is a fragrance free environment. Please refrain from using scented products when visiting.
|History of Independent Living Resource Center, Inc.Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) first opened its doors in Jefferson City, Missouri in 1997.|
Missouri Service Area
|Southern Callaway County
|Guidestar Silver Level Participant|
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2014 Independent Living Resource Center Needs Assessment Results
ILRC completes an annual Needs Assessment each January-March. Individuals with disabilities, caregivers, family members, and service providers are surveyed regarding the needs of individuals with disabilities in Central Missouri. The results of these surveys assist ILRC in evaluating current programs and services, as well as, assist in planning and prioritizing for future programs and services.
A PDF version of the results of ILRC’s 2014 Needs Assessment can be accessed below.
2nd Annual Youth Leadership Award
The Governor’s Council on Disability is now accepting nominations for its 2nd annual Youth Leadership Award. The award is to recognize an outstanding Missouri youth (age 18-30) with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community. A youth with disability shall meet one or more of these criteria for the award: be engaged in activities that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities in Missouri or demonstrate social activism that improves their community in Missouri.
For more information and to submit a nomination, please click here. The deadline for submitting nominations is December 1, 2014.
The award presentation will be at the Power Up conference held in April 2014 in Columbia, MO.
Independent Living Philosophy
“Independent Living does not mean that we want to do everything by ourselves, do not need anybody or like to live in isolation. Independent Living means that we demand the same choices and control in our every-day lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted. We want to grow up in our families, go to the neighborhood school, use the same bus as our neighbors, and work in jobs that are in line with our education and interests, and raise families of our own. We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognized and loved.” Dr. Adolf Ratzka