Resources

Independent Living

Lending Library items are available to be checked out for two weeks to all North Dakota residents.

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Lending Library - Books (3)

Lending Library - DVDs (4)

Online Resources (11)

Books

Life Planning Workbook, The
by L. Mark Russell, Attorney & Arnold E. Grant, Attorney
A hands-on guide to help parents provide for the future security and happiness of their child with a disability after their death. (parents & professionals)

Life Skills Activities For Secondary Students with Special Needs
by Darlene Mannix
A practical new resource that helps students develop the life skills they need to achieve independence and success in everyday living. This new sourcebook is packed with 205 illustrated activity sheets with related exercises, discussion questions, and evaluation suggestions to help students acquire the basic skills necessary in high school and beyond. (age 14 & up)

Moving On Without Parents
by Christine Bigby
Parents who have cared for their adult children with intellectual disabilities will one day face an important issue--who will care for them when they are no longer able? With this book, based on case studies of adults with disabilities and their families, you'll learn how to help families plan for this delicate transition. You'll explore possible services and providers who can take on the parents' role, and you'll discover how to create a network of agency and family supports. This book gives you the facts you need to help families prepare for the future and ensure that individuals with disabilities receive the best transitional supports.

DVDs

First Impressions - Grooming: Male Or Female
SEE WARNING
Hair and nail care, skin protection, shaving and dental care basics are covered in the two Grooming modules, both tailored specifically for males and females. (age 14 & up/parents & professionals)

First Impressions: Dress

The basic pieces of "mistake-proof" wardrobes are illustrated as well as fit, coordination, condition, appropriateness and accessories. (age 14 & up/parents & professionals)

First Impressions: Hygiene

Detailed demonstrations of showering, bathing, shampooing, bathroom clean-up, hand-washing and good hygiene association with elimination. (age 14 & up/parents & professionals)

My Life Book: Future Planning for People with Developmental Disabilities
by IRIS Media
Follow along on this DVD as four families document their past and present, dream about the future, analyze their support needs, organize legal documents, develop a key person plan and friendship network, make work, leisure and housing decisions. Then print a scrapbook from the CD-ROM (also included) and record your own life plan.

Online Resources

Dakota Center for Independent Living (Bismarck)
Agency/Organization

The Dakota Center for Independent Living (DCIL), provides services and programs for persons from cross disability groups.

Dakota Center for Independent Living (Dickinson)
Agency/Organization

The Dakota Center for Independent Living (DCIL), provides services and programs for persons from cross disability groups.

Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living, Inc. (Fargo)
Agency/Organization

Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization. Their mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities.

Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living, Inc. (Jamestown)
Agency/Organization

Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization. Their mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities.

Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living, Inc. (Lisbon)
Agency/Organization

Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization. Their mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities.

Freedom Resource Center For Independent Living, Inc. (Wahpeton)
Agency/Organization

Freedom Resource Center is a disability rights organization. Their mission is to provide services that increase independence for people with disabilities.

HIT
Agency/Organization

HIT provides a variety of services to people with disabilities in western North Dakota. HIT is always seeking ways to fill unmet needs for people with disabilities and ways to improve upon the services they currently offer.

Independence, Inc. (Bottineau)
Agency/Organization

Independence, Inc. is a Resource Center for Independent Living in North Dakota. They are a private, nonprofit corporation that provides services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities.

Independence, Inc. (Minot)
Agency/Organization

Independence, Inc. is a Resource Center for Independent Living in North Dakota. They are a private, nonprofit corporation that provides services to maximize the independence of individuals with disabilities.

Options: Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living
Agency/Organization

Options: Interstate Resource Center for Independent Living (IRCIL) is a Resource Center for Independent Living.

Rehab Services, Inc. (RSI)
Agency/Organization

Rehab Services, Inc. (RSI) is a non-profit agency dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities.

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