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Honoring those who served

By Shirl Gordon, Administrative Assistant and Employee Relations Committee Member
In observation of Memorial Day, employees of IndependenceFirst created a Memorial Wall to display in the facility in remembrance of the men and women who served our country who are no longer with us.
Employees were invited to add a tribute to the Memorial Wall to...[read more]

| Thursday, 5/26/2016 - 4:03 PM | 0 comments

Demystifying the 'ADA Standards for Accessible Design'

By Brian Peters, Community Access and Policy Specialist
I thought it’d be fun to do an occasional blog post highlighting the different parts of the ADA Standards for Accessible Design, which I’ll call the “Standards.” Not only do I hope to help people understand the...[read more]

| Wednesday, 5/25/2016 - 4:09 PM | 0 comments

Anti-Bullying Workshops educate and empower

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator
I challenge our readers to actively advocate against bullying behaviors on an ongoing basis, not just during Bullying Prevention week in November or when it is convenient for you. It is important that, as a disability rights organization, we understand the nature of bullying and together educate the communities we...[read more]

| Wednesday, 5/11/2016 - 5:35 PM | 0 comments

Social Skills Workshops cover body language, confidence and more

By Tonya Villwock, Independent Living Services Coordinator
As a part of IndependenceFirst’s Independent Living program, one of the many things our coordinators, such as myself, do is teach community workshops to individuals with disabilities to enhance their skills. One such workshop has become very popular since its debut in 2015: Social Skills.
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| Tuesday, 5/10/2016 - 4:15 PM | 0 comments

Mother’s Day for mothers of kids with disabilities

By Harvey Ross, Independent Living Services Coordinator
Mothers of kids who have disabilities can have a very trying time being a parent, especially if they have other children or people to care for. Many times mothers are the primary caregivers, which may take attention away from other family members, but in my experience most mothers are able to multitask very well!
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| Friday, 5/6/2016 - 3:21 PM | 0 comments
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