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What are independent living services and/or evaluation?

Independent living services and/or evaluation includes services provided to:
(1) Identify issues that present problems for you in achieving an employment outcome and services you need to address the issues.
(2) Help you manage the services you need to live independently, get information about benefits available to you and about your rights and responsibilities.
(3) Help you set personal goals, make decisions about life issues and employment, and help your family with issues related to your disability and independence.
(4) Help you manage and balance your life in areas such as budgeting, meal preparation and nutrition, shopping, hygiene, time management, recreation, community resources, and attendant management.
(5) Find out about housing resources and the qualifications, make decisions about the living arrangements and about changing to a more independent living arrangement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, ยง 388-891-0610, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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