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In 1957 Independent Living Resources (ILR) began its life of community service. In those early years the agency manually transcribed and duplicated Braille textbooks. Over time this agency expanded services to the blind community. Activities such as orientation and mobility, skills training, crafts, and recreation were there for the asking. Since 1994 services have been extended to people with all disabilities. Through ILR's many changes, a common thread has been our non-profit status and our perseverance in helping others. By offering the four core services of Advocacy, Information and Referral, Peer Counseling and Skills Training, Independent Living Resources helps people to help themselves.

Mission Statement Of Independent Living Resources:

To promote the philosophy of Independent Living by creating opportunities, encouraging choices, advancing equal access, and furthering the level of independence for all people with disabilities.

We at Independent Living Resources (ILR) invite you to meet us and learn about our agency and our mission.


AOCIL has recently settled a lawsuit with the Oregon Department of Transportation about making crosswalks safer. You can read more about that in these PDF. documents:
Notice of Class Action lawsuit
Settlement Agreement
Appendix B
Appendix C

Forums for the settlement will take place in various locations around the state and you can read more about where those will be in this Word document.

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