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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Community Needs Assessment for People with Disabilities 2015 Survey!
Thank you in advance for your voluntary participation in this survey to help assess the community needs for people with disabilities. The results of the survey will help Independent Living Resource Center, Inc. (ILRC) evaluate current programs and services in our service area.
The information collected is anonymous and your identity and participation will remain confidential. You are under no obligation to take this survey, but your input is appreciated. The survey will take approximately five (5) minutes to complete. Please visit the following link to complete online:
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.
13th Annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum
for Students with Disabilities (MYLF)
The 13th Annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum will be held July 26-30, 2015.
Applications being accepted NOW!
This is a 5 day Leadership Training / Life Changing opportunity available to Missouri Teens ages 16 – 21 who have a disability. Lodging, meals, accommodations are all provided at no cost to the student or their family.
Youth Invited to Apply for the 2015 Missouri Youth Leadership Forum.
The Missouri Youth Leadership Forum announces the 13th annual statewide youth leadership forum for high school students with disabilities, ages 16-21, to be held at the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. The Forum is a unique training program that cultivates leadership, citizenship, social, and career development skills. Students can apply now for the 13th annual Missouri Youth Leadership Forum scheduled for July 26 – 30, 2015. The Forum is available to the student delegates at NO COST!
The Governor’s Council on Disability is currently accepting applications for this event. To learn more and to complete the application visit http://disability.mo.gov/gcd/ylf.htm.
Deadline for submitting the application is March 1, 2015.
If you have any questions, please contact the Governor’s Council on Disability at 1-800-877-8249.
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