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Why Vote?

By Mark Miller, PAS HR Hiring Coordinator, and Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
"Why vote?" This is a question that must be asked by a lot of people. The last time Wisconsin held a midterm election in 2014 it was estimated that 54.5% of eligible adults voted, which means that almost half of all eligible adults must have been thinking...[read more]

| Wednesday, 7/11/2018 - 5:07 PM | 0 comments

A Look at Accessibility at Summerfest 2018

By Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist.
 
I had the opportunity to visit Summerfest on July 3. Known as the World’s Largest Musical Festival, it obviously is the perfect destination for a deaf person on a staycation, right? I didn’t go in my official capacity as the IndependenceFirst Community Access and Policy Specialist, but I am...[read more]

| Tuesday, 7/10/2018 - 12:44 PM | 0 comments

The history and future of the Olmstead decision

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Coordinator

About the Olmstead decision

June 22, 2018, represents the 19th anniversary of the Olmstead Supreme Court decision, which stipulated that people with disabilities should not be segregated from society in institutions but should be given the opportunity to choose community living options. The Olmstead decision...[read more]

| Thursday, 6/21/2018 - 6:59 PM | 0 comments

Workshops to exercise creativity next week

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator

Everyone needs to release their creative self. Create trees dancing in a spring rain to the beat of Johann Sebastian Bach or wild stallions grazing on a Brazilian mountain. The possibilities are endless. Your mind has an unlimited capacity to create anything. Stimulate your imagination in next week's workshop series...[read more]

| Thursday, 6/21/2018 - 3:41 PM | 0 comments

Is it OK to ask if someone has a disability?

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
Say you have a coworker who does things a little differently than most people. You notice he ends conversations awkwardly; she avoids eye contact; he has a unique gait. Maybe he or she has a disability. Your curiosity is consuming you. Should you ask, how do you ask? After acquiring my disability 42 years ago, I...[read more]

| Wednesday, 6/20/2018 - 2:56 PM | 0 comments
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