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Independent Living is a service provided to adults with developmental disabilities that offers functional skills training necessary to secure a self-sustaining, independent living situation in the community and/or may provide the support necessary to maintain those skills. Individuals typically live alone or with roommates in their own homes or apartments. These homes are not licensed.
Independent living programs, which are vendored and monitored by regional centers, provide or coordinate support services for individuals in independent living settings. They focus on functional skills training for adults who generally have acquired basic self-help skills or who, because of their physical disabilities, do not possess basic self-help skills, but who employ and supervise aides to assist them in meeting their personal needs.
For more information about Independent Living Services, contact your local regional center or the:California Department of Developmental Services
Residential Services Branch
P.O. Box 944202
Sacramento, CA 94244-2020