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Reflecting on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

By Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist
 
December 3 is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This is a date recognized by the United Nations (UN) to bring awareness to the issues faced by people with disabilities around the world, as well as to reflect on progress that has been made...[read more]

| Thursday, 12/1/2016 - 5:27 PM | 0 comments

Intern reflects on time at IndependenceFirst and path to Human Services degree

By Mary Deuster, Independent Living Services Intern 

My name is Mary Deuster and I have been married for 17 years and I have two adult children, who are my life and keep me on my toes.   


Mary at her desk[read more]

| Tuesday, 11/29/2016 - 5:39 PM | 0 comments

Report voting accessibility problems so they aren’t repeated

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator, Brian Peters, Community Access and Policy Specialist, and Melanie Hupfer, PR & Marketing Coordinator
 
At IndependenceFirst, we work so that people with disabilities can be full participants in all elements of community life—including the process of voting for elected officials.
 
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| Thursday, 11/17/2016 - 11:44 AM | 0 comments

New, more active-looking icon is used at the IndependenceFirst Grafton office

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator-Branch Offices
 
IndependenceFirst’s Ozaukee County office is located in Grafton in the Family Enrichment Center (FEC), an exceptional building that only houses nonprofits. After a conversation with IndependenceFirst staff, the FEC decided to use the new...[read more]

| Tuesday, 11/15/2016 - 3:07 PM | 0 comments

Medicare ABCs event covered technology, benefits and more

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Lead Coordinator
 
The IndependenceFirst Long Term Care Advocacy Team had another successful Brown Bag Lunch Educational Event on September 29. “The ABCs of Medicare” event featured an excellent presentation by Elida Elizondo from the Social Security Administration. She explained how Social Security and...[read more]

| Monday, 11/14/2016 - 7:28 PM | 0 comments
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