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Community and Disability Resources

Independent Living Research Utilization (ILRU), a program of TIRR Memorial Hermann, was founded in 1975 and 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.

ILRU provides training and information dissemination in a number of ways, including on-site and online training, Webcasts and teleconferences. For information on the myriad of projects led by ILRU or to which they lend their expertise, please visit the projects section at the ILRU Web site.

For breaking news and useful information, visit "What's New" or join the discussion boards for the latest perspectives on important independent living, home and community based services, health and wellness, and other disability issues.

The ILRU Web site also includes a variety of resources and useful links under "Resources." Key topics include:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Disability World Web-zine
  • Grant Writing Resources
  • Independent Living
  • Olmstead Implementation
  • Rehabilitation Act
  • Technology for Independence

You may wish to visit the following sites for more information on disabilities and disability resources:

Brain Injury Association of America
The National Spinal Cord Injury Association
Traumatic Brain Injury