Independent Living (IL)
Disability Action Center is offering several different classes and trainings
For more information on what classes are available and to register for those classes please click on the button below.
Upcoming classes of interest:
· Organizing Important documents - May 3, 2021, 10AM - 11AM
· Emergency Preparedness class - April 23, 2021, 1PM - 2PM
· Medical Binder Preparation - April 12, 2021, 11AM - 12PM
Independent Living (IL) Program
Our Independent Living Program was created to help those with disabilities receive information and partner with an advocate at DAC to form a plan on how to live as independent as possible. Each Independent Plan is tailored to each individual, and put together with an IL Specialist.
The Independent Living Philosophy
The philosophy of Independent Living stems from the ideology that persons with disabilities should have the same civil and human rights as their fellow citizens without disabilities. They should expect equal access to all aspects of society whether social, economic or political, and that they have the same aspirations as people who do not have disabilities. Persons with disabilities are in the best position to know their own needs, and are best suited to understand the needs of others with disabilities.
Comprehensive programs that advocate for the rights of persons with disabilities and provide various means of support, resources and training as well as support groups and peer mentoring, can empower those persons to clear the barriers on the path to becoming independent. This can lead to successfully reaching their goals and fulfilling their aspirations.
Through realistic, open and informed attitudes and behaviors both disabled and able persons can share the responsibility of achieving the societal goal of seeing persons with disabilities as independent and able to succeed in our ever-changing society.
Other resources we offer with the IL Program
Assistive Technology (AT) & Durable Medical Equipment (DME) Services
Assistive Technology (AT) is a variety of equipment or adaptive Items that help with everyday tasks for a variety of people’s circumstances.
(Examples would be, Parkinson's forks, automated pill dispensers, low impact exercise equipment, stands for devices, IV stands, etc. )
Durable Medical Equipment (DME) is medical equipment that usually helps with such things as mobility, self-care, or general functionality for individuals with physical hindrances from their disabilities.
Click below for the flyer and schedule for either Chico or Redding. Registration Required. Any questions for Chico please call (530) 893-8527. For Redding, please call (530) 242-8550.Get Redding Stroke Support Group Schedule HERE
We provide peer mentors who serve as role models and offer support in coping with day-to-day issues/problems and in social/personal behavior enhancement. If you are interested in receiving peer mentoring or becoming a peer mentor, please call one of our offices to get more info.
We offer self-advocacy and support in searching for and obtaining transitional, rental, and permanent housing. IL Advocates can help with understanding applications and available Low Income and Subsidized Housing in the area. Weekly Rental Lists are available at both Center locations for Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Redding, and surrounding areas. Both by walk-in request or email.
Independent Living Skills (ILS) Classes
These classes are designed to improve or maintain the participants’ ability to live as independently as possible in the community.
Classes are FREE - Registration is required
Any questions for Chico please call (530) 893-8527. For Redding, please call (530) 242-8550.Get Redding ILS Class Schedule HERE
Information & Referral
Our information and referral service helps community members become aware of benefits, programs and services available for people with disabilities.
We may recruit and refer providers for our consumers. Care providers assist with personal care, housekeeping, meal preparation, transportation or other needs.
If our IL Program interests you or you have questions, please call the center closest to you or email us for more information.Email US HERE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chico: (530) 893-8527
Redding: (530) 242-8550