Community Life

Full and Independent Participation in American Society

Photograph of a group of people working in a community garden near some apartment buildings.

One of the key goals of the New Freedom Initiative is to remove the barriers to independent living faced by many Americans with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities must have access to the same social, cultural and recreational facilities and activities enjoyed by all citizens.

This section of offers a wide range of information and resources to help people with disabilities live independently and participate fully in all aspects of community life.

Please choose from the categories listed along the left-hand side of this page for more information on this topic.

  • The White House: President George W. Bush
  • The U.S. government's official web portal.