Independent Living Skills
We equip people with disabilities with the tools to overcome societal barriers to inclusion by imparting independent living skills, teaching economic self-sufficiency, and enabling people with disabilities to transition to autonomous community living.
Housing Community Supports -- Independent Living Peer Support
The Access Living Advocacy Department includes community organizers and policy analysts who support grassroots organizing, create systemic, long–term solutions to improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Community Organizing at Access Living Access Living’s Disability And Incarceration Initiative Policy Advocacy at Access Living #SaveMedicaid Advocacy Work Around the Illinois Budget
Legal Services
Access Living pursues individual and class action legal work to protect the rights of people with disabilities in the areas of community integration and fair housing, and to ensure that people have the right to live in the communities of their choice.
Fair Housing Olmstead Work Examples of Access Living Legal Work and Victories Were You Discriminated Against?
Check out Access Living’s Information and Referral Directory, Resource Finder for Housing, Employment, Health Care, Personal Assistant and other resources.
Access Living Resource Finder View Housing Listings Referral Directory Reports 2018 Access Living Annual Report
Arts & Culture
The Arts & Culture Project includes a permanent collection of art by people with disabilities, and programming that includes music, art, dance, poetry and spoken word. The project raises awareness around disability arts, community and culture, and gives voice to artists with disabilities.
Arts & Culture Calendar Art Support
Public Awareness & Outreach
Learn more about Access Living through tours, speaking engagements, and workshops. Also, stay up to date with news and events.
The Access Living Disability Inclusion Institute News Events Calendar Disability Awareness Day Access Living Videos