ILRUIndependent Living Research Utilization
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The results of the ILRU demonstration projects show that very different avenues to implementing independent living practices may successfully improve the quality of life for people with disabilities in rural communities.
ILRU source book: A technical assistance manual on independent living research utilization.
The primary source for this information was the ILRU Directory of Independent Living Programs (1986).
ILRU sourcebook: A technical assistance manual on independent living.
Houston, TX: ILRU Independent Living Research Utilization.
The 12 standards developed by Berkeley Planning Associates included elements of the original criteria from the 1978 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act, the ILRU definition of 1979, and the "A through K" guidelines from 1984.
The findings from a longitudinal study of independent living programs which is in progress at the ILRU Research and Training Center on Independent Living at TIRR offer useful insights into the status of this field.
The finalized instrument was mailed in Summer 1986 to the 323 programs listed in the ILRU Directory at that time.