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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

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. and Ed Roberts by getting involved

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator, with Melanie Hupfer, PR & Marketing Coordinator
 
We all long for leaders to help us navigate through turbulent waters. This coming week, we celebrate both Martin Luther King Jr. Day (January 21) and Ed Roberts Day (January 23). Martin Luther King Jr. and Ed Roberts are both mighty champions in civil rights and...[read more]

| Friday, 1/18/2019 - 2:12 PM | 0 comments

Disability Integration Act gives people with disabilities freedom to receive care in their homes

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 

The new year has just begun and we have our first advocacy opportunity on the horizon. Yesterday, IndependenceFirst hosted a watch party for the [read more]

| Wednesday, 1/16/2019 - 4:14 PM | 0 comments
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