Independent Living Specialists work one-on-one with individuals, combining their voices and experiences to solve daily problems and navigate the bureaucratic maze.
WRIL initiates, develops, and implements public policy. We work with government officials, community groups, and private businesses in an effort to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
WRIL maintains a wealth of information about disability products and services.
We assist individuals with disabilities help to promote personal growth by sharing their own experiences of having a disability. WRIL offers a wide variety of peer support groups which are run by and for people with disabilities.
These skills will give you the power to live as independently as possible. Independent living skills may include, but are not limited to: housekeeping, cooking, time management, shopping, laundry and budgeting.
Transitions encompasses assisting individuals with significant disabilities who are at risk of entering institutions or nursing homes by linking them to community services that will enable them to continue to remain living independently in their own homes and communities and the transitioning of individuals back into the community from institutions and nursing homes who are able to live independently with community supports.
Modifications and/or devices that are designed specifically to assist individuals in achieving and maintaining their independent lifestyles.
Services related to securing accessible affordable housing.
Assistance in preparing for and succeeding in the labor market, leading to self-sufficiency that coincides with received benefits. Increase knowledge in career research, completing applications, resumes, developing interview skills, job coaching.
Services that assist an individual to identify opportunities in the community that provide meaningful leisure time activities and to learn socialization skills.
Devices that assist an individual to independently communicate, including emergency dialers.
Services for youth (12-24) that promote self-awareness, self-esteem, advocacy and self-empowerment skills. We also assist in exploring career options, including transitions from school to post school activities such as vocational training, employment, education, adult services, independent living, or community participation.
Services that assist an individual to secure reliable safe transportation.