Independent Living Law and Legal Definition
Independent living refers to a type of foster care placement that helps provide life-skills training to older children, to assist them to acquire the skills they will need to live independently as adults. These types of programs are designed for children who are "aging out" of foster care, as they near adulthood, and for whom permanent adoption placement is not feasible.
Independent living is also a philosophy and a movement of people who are elderly or have disabilities who work for self-determination, equal opportunities and self-respect.
Legal Definition list
Related Legal Terms
- Activities of Daily Living (Elder Law)
- Acts of Independent Significance
- Additional Living Expense Insurance
- Adequate and Independent Decision
- Antarctic Marine Living Resource Convention Act of 1984
- Antarctic Marine Living Resources
- Assisted Living
- Assisted Living Residences
- Center for Independent Living
- Clear of Living Quarters