Options for Independent Living follows the independent living philosophy of consumer-directed services. Options staff will provide informtion so individuals with disabilities, family and friends can make informed choices and achieve their goals. We empower individuals through advocacy, the provision of information and referrals, education, assistive technology, and related services. Options offers information about community resources and services from topics ranging from adaptive equipment, housing, funding alternatives, to benefits and legal rights issues. Additional services include our Work Incentive Benefits Counseling, available to explain how benefits might be affected by employment, and our Medicaid Personal Care Program which empowers people with disabilities to manage their personal care services. Options also offers an equipment LEND program along with equipment try-out in order to ensure consumers receive equipment that works best for them and their unique situation.