INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER OF SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Toll Free Phone Number:  888-890-2333

Local Phone Number:  573-686-2333

TTY Phone Number:  573-776-1178

511 Cedar Street

Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


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INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

 

      Provides answers to questions relating to any disability issue

      Maintains a resource library for consumer use

      Referral to appropriate agencies to address needs related to his/her challenges

 

ADVOCACY

 

      Education advocacy (IEP information & referral, legal rights and appropriate accommodations)

      Informing the public of issues concerning the disabled

      Informing legislators of facts relevant to pending disability legislation

      Encouraging active participation in the political process (voting, writing congressmen)

      Access issues (physical barriers, cultural barriers, employment barriers)

      Increase public awareness of disability issues

 

SKILLS TRAINING

 

Any skill needed to relearn or learn to increase the level of independence could be included in the Independent Living plan.  An Independent Living Specialist will assist with setting goals and developing a plan of action with benchmarks to achieve those goals.  The process will provide the opportunity for individuals to learn necessary skills and develop resources, technology, and adaptations

 

PEER SUPPORT

 

      Offers individuals opportunity to meet persons with similar challenges

      Offers support groups to help educate and meet challenges