Independent Living Resources

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What you need to know about your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) when you turn 18
This booklet is for youth who receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and their parents, teachers, health providers, caregivers, or representatives. Check out how SSI could change when someone turns 18 as they transition to higher education and employment.

Renting with Disabilities
The Tenant Resource Center provides tips for tenants with disabilities—things to help, things to think about, things to watch out for.

New Fact Sheets Explain Laws That Protect People with Disabilities 
The Research and Training Center on Promoting Interventions for Community Living (RTC/PICL) created six new fact sheets to inform people with disabilities about their rights under U.S. laws.

Car Insurance for Drivers with Disabilities
The ADA makes it illegal to charge disabled drivers more for auto insurance. This site helps drivers with disabilities find the best coverage for the best price.

Youth in Action! – Getting Involved in Volunteering
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth shares this tip sheet about volunteering. Check out everything about volunteering and how people can offer their time and skills for a good cause.

Individuals with Disabilities
After a disaster, it might be difficult to go to a doctor or even a drugstore, so it’s important to plan for the supplies you use regularly, and what you would do if those supplies are hard to find or not available.

Home Ownership for People with Disabilities
Buying a home is not an easy task. The Simple Dollar provides this fully accessible guide to home loans for people with disabilities.

Employment and Economic Advancement Resource Map
This guide identifies national programs that can support individuals as they take the next steps toward financial stability.

Just what is supported decision-making?
Click on this interactive map to find information and resources on guardianship laws by states

ILRU Directory of Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Associations
Check out a complete listing of CILs throughout the US and UD Territories. It includes an interactive map and an alphabetic list of states and territories.

Supported Decision Making and Alternatives to Guardianship
An RSA-PTI Resource | The REACH project provides information and strategies to help parents, family organizations, and providers support youth/young adults in making their own choices and decisions.

Cents and Sensibility: A Guide to Money Management
This website provides the resources to help people make more informed decisions about managing their personal finances and take control of their financial future.

Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood
An RSA-PTI Resource | This tip sheet from the PACER Center explains the planning process for a child’s transition from adolescence to adulthood. The document covers Minnesota’s transition requirements in the Individualized Education Program (IEP).

The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities
Learn how provisions in the ABLE Act can be combined with federal benefit services and other federal programs to promote competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities.

Developing Financial Capability Among Youth
An RSA-PTI Resource | This RAISE webinar explains the importance of managing financial resources in the transition to adult life. It focuses on how families can influence and assist their youth in money management and decision-making skills.

Serving People with Disabilities in the Most Integrated Setting: Community Living and Olmstead
Learn the importance of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1999 landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C. (Olmstead). This law promotes community living through our vigorous enforcement of the ADA and other key civil rights laws.