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Becoming Independent (BI) is a social impact organization established over 50 years ago to support people with disabilities in becoming more engaged and independent members of the community.

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“My husband and I both say (Becoming Independent) has made us better people. It makes
you filter out what’s not important and what is important. It’s been wonderful … People say
Disneyland is the best place on the planet, but I say Becoming Independent is.”

– Bonnie Burrell, Board Member

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