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Uncovering the emotions masked by anger

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
In a recent peer support group meeting that I facilitated, the members discussed in great detail how anger can mask numerous other feelings that a person may experience. It is easy to react with anger to a problem, but trying to identify the underlying feelings that led to your reaction is not...[read more]

| Tuesday, 2/20/2018 - 1:51 PM | 0 comments

H.R. 620 passes House

By Brian Peters, Disability Rights & Access Specialist
For the past few sessions, there has been an “ADA Notification” bill in Congress which would require written notice from a person with a disability (or their lawyer) to businesses in order for the person with a disability to be able to assert their rights when businesses are not accessible. [read more]

| Friday, 2/16/2018 - 12:28 PM | 0 comments

Educational event about housing includes trivia contest

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Coordinator
On March 16, the IndependenceFirst Long Term Care Advocacy Team will be hosting a Brown Bag Educational Event focusing on housing from noon to 2 p.m. at the IndependenceFirst Milwaukee office, 540 S. 1st St...[read more]

| Thursday, 2/15/2018 - 1:21 PM | 0 comments

Some tips for dating with a disability

By Grant Heffelfinger, Youth Leadership Coordinator
Romance and love is a theme for many this time of year. With the holiday today comes a lot of Hallmark cards, gifts and feelings being shared between folks. Having a disability does not exclude one from these feelings, nor does it give you a “pass” from being able to send/receive romantic gestures and gifts...[read more]

| Wednesday, 2/14/2018 - 12:44 PM | 0 comments

Who runs your life?

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator
I have met many people who believe that they are driving the ship, but don’t realize they are kidnapped by indecision. William James once said, “When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that is in itself a choice.” I agree. If you let your life be controlled by circumstances you...[read more]

| Thursday, 2/1/2018 - 3:46 PM | 0 comments
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