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    Hi. What exactly is an ILC? I'm not sure of the function or assistance they provide.

    I ask because I'm moving to another state. Do ILCs help people find suitable apartments or homes for renting? I might need some help locating a place to live before I get there. I'm getting too old to fly from the seat of my pants and not worry about things until I'm already there.

    If ILCs don't help with this kind of matter, do any agencies or programs exist that do?

    I'm not talking about Section 8 or HUD, just need someone to help me find a place to rent that is accessible. And I don't need much for accessibility, I've lived in many homes that had no accessibility features.

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    While individual ILCs vary in the services they provide, by definition they are consumer-run advocacy organizations. Typical services include (but are not limited to):

    Advocacy for ADA compliance
    Advocacy for other disability rights issues
    Legislative advocacy at the local and state level
    Helping people who shouldn't be in one get out of nursing homes
    Attendant referral (and sometimes training)
    Housing referral (and sometimes Section 8 coordination)
    Support and education groups
    Conferences and classes

    Housing referral may just be having a list of places that have some accessible units (but no guarantee that they are available) to actual sponsorship of transitional living facilities.

    You can learn more about ILCs and find links to the ones in the area in which you live (or hope to relocate) here:

    http://www.ilusa.com/links/ilcenters.htm

    and here:

    http://www.ilru.org/index.html

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      #3
      You might check to see if there is a spinal cord injury association in the place you're hoping to move. They may also have info
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        #4
        Originally posted by rdf
        Hi. What exactly is an ILC? I'm not sure of the function or assistance they provide.

        I ask because I'm moving to another state.
        The relevant question for the state you're planing residence in is, what is an RDF?
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          #5
          jmo. ILC's have proven completely useless to me, including CA. i'm sorry, but it's a fact. you want somebody to hold your hand and offer sympathy, fine. you want real help, i've never found it there.

          yes, you get lists. for example, accessible apts. guess what? they will be occupied by ab's because the apt. complex is not bound to rent them to dis or kick ab's out when a dis applies. been down that road for a few friends. neither ILC or the law can help.

          you'll also get pca lists. again, not a help.

          but, ILC's can help, imo, with emotional support.
          Last edited by cass; 29 Jun 2008, 3:27 AM.

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            #6
            Originally posted by cass
            jmo. ILC's have proven completely useless to me, including CA. i'm sorry, but it's a fact. you want somebody to hold your hand and offer sympathy, fine. you want real help, i've never found it there.

            yes, you get lists. for example, accessible apts. guess what? they will be occupied by ab's because the apt. complex is not bound to rent them to dis or kick ab's out when a dis applies. been down that road for a few friends. neither ILC or the law can help.

            you'll also get pca lists. again, not a help.

            but, ILC's can help, imo, with emotional support.
            Ditto.

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              #7
              My ILC did nothing when I was looking to move. I really don't know what their point is here in TN.
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                #8
                Originally posted by Juke_spin
                The relevant question for the state you're planing residence in is, what is an RDF?
                Rotten Dumb Fuc*??

                Thanks everybody, I figured they didn't do much, but I'll give them a call anyway just in case. I have buddies from years past I can contact to see if they know of any places to rent, etc. I best get on that starting right now, because I have a big ole streak of procrastinator in me where these types of things are concerned, and I'm way behind as it is.

                Thanks for the link KLD.
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