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If you have a disability, you might find some activities of daily living to be harder than others. The good news is that many services and technologies make it easier for people with disabilities to function well on their own or with some help.

Many government agencies and nonprofit organizations help people with disabilities find ways to cope with the tasks of daily living. Two good places to start looking for services that might help you include:

  • Your local Center for Independent Living (CIL) – CILs are nonprofit organizations designed and operated within local communities by people with disabilities. CILs provide information and referrals, independent living skills training, and peer counseling. To find a CIL in your area or a statewide independent living council (SILC), visit the Independent Living Research Utilization Directory of Centers & SILCs.
  • Disability.gov is a comprehensive online resource that provides people with disabilities quick and easy access to the information they need. The site provides access to disability-related information and programs available across the government on many subjects, including benefits, civil rights, community life, education, employment, housing, health, technology, and transportation.

The sections here will help you learn about specific resources to help make daily living easier.

Content last updated: September 22, 2009.

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