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The struggle to be positive

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
How do you keep a positive attitude when your disability makes life harder every day? Everyone has a different emotional make up and different attitudes. Your disability is not the same as my disability, but here are a few ideas that help me to be positive:

1.    Take ownership of...[read more]

| Wednesday, 6/1/2016 - 5:21 PM | 0 comments

Anti-Bullying Workshops educate and empower

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
I challenge our readers to actively advocate against bullying behaviors on an ongoing basis, not just during Bullying Prevention week in November or when it is convenient for you. It is important that, as a disability rights organization, we understand the nature of bullying and together educate the communities we...[read more]

| Wednesday, 5/11/2016 - 5:35 PM | 0 comments

Social Skills Workshops cover body language, confidence and more

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
As a part of IndependenceFirst’s Independent Living program, one of the many things our coordinators, such as myself, do is teach community workshops to individuals with disabilities to enhance their skills. One such workshop has become very popular since its debut in 2015: Social Skills.
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| Tuesday, 5/10/2016 - 4:15 PM | 0 comments

Mother’s Day for mothers of kids with disabilities

By Harvey Ross, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
Mothers of kids who have disabilities can have a very trying time being a parent, especially if they have other children or people to care for. Many times mothers are the primary caregivers, which may take attention away from other family members, but in my experience most mothers are able to multitask very well!
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| Friday, 5/6/2016 - 3:21 PM | 0 comments

'Medicare Programs and Possibilities' Brown Bag Lunch event in the works

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Lead Coordinator
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| Tuesday, 4/26/2016 - 6:07 PM | 0 comments
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