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Children's book about service dogs, independence and community

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
                                                                     
Growing up, books were my best friend. I could go anywhere...[read more]

| Tuesday, 3/26/2019 - 11:37 AM | 0 comments

Did you know? Rep. Major Owens and the ADA

By Harvey Ross, Independent Living Services Coordinator

This Black History Month, I thought I would share information I recently learned about the contributions that Rep. Major Robert Odell Owens made working for the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Rep. Owens served in the U.S. House of...[read more]

| Friday, 2/22/2019 - 3:37 PM | 0 comments

Educating youth with disabilities on 'the birds and the bees'

By Kristin Stern, Youth Leadership Coordinator
 
Parents of youth with disabilities oftentimes navigate a complex process of interactions with their children. Parents want to guide, protect and nurture their kids throughout the course of their development. Parents today not only face the traditional challenges of parenthood, but they also face how to best deal with the...[read more]

| Thursday, 2/7/2019 - 12:01 PM | 0 comments

Adaptive telephone equipment opens up communication

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
 
I have recently had the privilege of working with several individuals who needed adaptive telephone equipment in their homes to communicate with other people. It is one of the best feelings to watch an individual who has been isolated due to their hearing loss communicate once again with their...[read more]

| Tuesday, 2/5/2019 - 1:33 PM | 0 comments

Registration is now open for Disability Advocacy Day 2019

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator—Branch Offices
 
Disability Advocacy Day will take place Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the State Capitol in Madison and the Monona Terrace Conference Center three blocks away from the Capitol. Registration is now open!

 
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| Friday, 2/1/2019 - 3:27 PM | 0 comments
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