Organization: ILC of New York, Staten IslandAbout:
Independent living is about CHOICE and equal opportunity. We have the right to make our own decisions -about working, housing, learning, and having fun. People with disabilities have had to struggle for that right-for centuries others thought they knew what was best for us and how we should live. And until we joined together as a civil rights movement, few people thought of removing barriers-in buildings, in print, in speaking, in attitudes- so we would have the same OPTIONS as everyone else.