Advocacy        Inclusion       Independence

For Independent Resources, Inc., these are more than words, they’re our mission. Here are some of the ways IRI achieves these high goals:

Computer-training for individuals who are blind teaches persons with varying levels of visual impairments basic computer skills including how to access the Internet. At the completion of the course, IRI helps students obtain computers with the necessary adaptive software to enable them to apply the skills they have learned to their everyday tasks.

Delaware’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing community is also served by IRI. Each of our three locations is equipped with text-enabled and video phones. In addition, two full-time IRI staff who sign proficiently work within this program to make all IRI services available to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
In the Entrepreneurship Program persons with disabilities who want to start a business can meet with this new program at our Dover office.

Peer support offers our consumers the opportunity to make informed decisions and achieve increased self-control by working with another person with a disability. For example, they may work together to learn how to adjust to a newly acquired disability and how to make any necessary changes in living arrangements.

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to Independent Resources, Inc.

 IRI is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

All donations are tax deductible
to the full extent of the law.

Contact IRI Executive Director Larry Henderson
at (302) 765-0191
Independent Living Skills Training offers instruction, on a one-to-one basis when possible, to help people with disabilities gain skills to enable them to live independently. The course curriculum is based on what the individual feels he/she most needs to be more independent.

The Transition Program identifies individuals who desire to live a more independent lifestyle. These may be persons with disabilities or persons with long-term illnesses in nursing facilities. During a series of bi-weekly workshops IRI staff and outside presenters educate the participants on subjects such as budgeting, housing, transportation, Social Security benefits and personal care concerns. The goal of the Transition Program is to prepare disabled consumers to become members of the community and to be able to meet the challenges they will encounter.