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Affordable Care Act is at Risk!

By Brian Peters, Community Access and Policy Specialist, IndependenceFirst

In December of 2018, a notorious anti-Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as “Obamacare”) judge in Texas ruled that the entire law was invalid.  His reasoning was that since the law’s individual mandate was “unconstitutional” because Congress reduced the penalty for not...[read more]

| Friday, 1/10/2020 - 9:17 AM | 0 comments

Anxiety, Stress and Asperger's

By Peter Lucas, Independent Living Services Program Assistant
 
Individuals with Asperger’s tend to be more prone to stress, anxiety and depression. Everyone experiences stress, but for people with Asperger’s, just fitting in takes a lot of energy, which can cause anxiety. All of this on top of the normal day-to-day stressors can lead to burnout or even a meltdown...[read more]

| Thursday, 11/14/2019 - 4:51 PM | 0 comments

State budget voted on tomorrow—Advocate today

The full state Assembly and state Senate are voting this week on the amended version of the state budget bill, which includes a 9% increase to the Medicaid personal care rate in 2019 and a 3% increase in 2020. The Assembly plans to vote on the budget TOMORROW, June 25. The Senate will likely vote on June 26 or 27. After the budget is passed by the Assembly and Senate, it can be signed into law...[read more]

| Monday, 6/24/2019 - 2:17 PM | 0 comments

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
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