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Get info on voting and Medicare THIS THURSDAY

By Julie Alexander, Independent Living Services Lead Coordinator
 
THIS Thursday, September 29, the IndependenceFirst Long Term Care Consumer Advocacy Team is hosting two events: Election Info Drop In Day from 10 a.m. to noon and [read more]

| Tuesday, 9/27/2016 - 3:00 PM | 0 comments

Reflecting on the Paralympics and wheelchair athletes

By Harvey Ross, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
The Paralympics have concluded. Let’s talk wheelchair athletes. There are so many labels that are placed on humans who have “disabilities.” Things like: we are not as good or capable as people without disabilities. This doesn’t do anything to help change the stigma that has been placed on us.[read more]

| Friday, 9/23/2016 - 6:46 PM | 0 comments

The Paralympics are underway after a few bumps in the road

By Grant Heffelfinger, Youth Leadership Coordinator
 
Though the 2016 Rio Olympics closed only a few weeks ago, the hustle and bustle is far from over! The 2016 Rio Paralympics started last week and run through this Sunday! The Paralympic Games always follow the Olympic Games and include over 4,000 athletes. The Paralympics are held at the same host city as the Olympics. This...[read more]

| Thursday, 9/15/2016 - 3:09 PM | 0 comments

Labor Day is not symbolic for everyone

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator – Branch Offices
 
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, was proposed in 1882 as a national holiday celebrating the success, strength and security of our country and American workers.
 
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) states that as of July 2016, 69.2% of people [read more]

| Friday, 9/2/2016 - 2:02 PM | 0 comments

Celebrating the birthday of the 'Father of the ADA'

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator-Branch Offices
 
Happy Birthday Justin Dart! Today you would’ve been 86 years old!
 
Since starting to work for an Independent Living Center 10 years ago, I have come to know who Justin Dart was and appreciate his advocacy efforts regarding civil rights for all groups of people. Justin was a...[read more]

| Monday, 8/29/2016 - 6:26 PM | 0 comments
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