ILRU, founded in 1977, has a long history
of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of
independent living, the Americans with Disabilities Act, home and
community-based services and health issues for people with disabilities.
Among our core areas of expertise are:
- Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils: Long a leader
in the area of independent living, ILRU through the IL-NET offers training
and technical assistance to CILs and SILCs. The ILRU Directory of CILs and SILCs is a listing
of centers and SILCs organized by state.
- Americans with Disabilities Act: The Southwest
ADA Center is one of ten
regional ADA Centers that provide
technical assistance and training on the ADA. ILRU also
is a member of the ADA
Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC).
- Home and Community-based Services: Providing
support to agencies and providers with training
- Disability and Health Issues: As a collaborator
on the RRTC in Spinal
Cord Injury, ILRU provides education and
on this important topic.
ILRU provides training and information dissemination
in a number of ways, including on-location
and online training, webinars and teleconferences.
For information on the myriad of projects led by ILRU or to which
we lend our expertise, visit our section on projects.
The complete ILRU website was developed with support
from grants from the Department of Education. However, its contents and
the opinions expressed do not necessarily represent the policy of the
Department of Education, and no endorsement by the Department should be
inferred. ILRU is a program of TIRR Memorial Hermann (The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research), a nationally recognized
medical rehabilitation facility for persons with disabilities.
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