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Independent Living Skills: Tips for controlling impulse spending

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
Maybe you are like many people who can’t pass up a deal, whether you need the thing or not. You get home with your “treasure” and it just sits there. We are all subject to media advertising trying to persuade people to buy things.

Here are some practical tips to break free...[read more]

| Thursday, 8/24/2017 - 2:22 PM | 0 comments

Independent Living Skills: How to eliminate clutter

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
I work with many people who struggle with clutter. Unopened mail piled on the couch, boxes and bags stacked in the corner. Cups, rubber bands, containers, empty soda cans lined up like soldiers on duty across the windowsill. Soon every horizontal surface is occupied. Sound familiar?
 
If this...[read more]

| Wednesday, 8/23/2017 - 6:49 PM | 0 comments

Listening session is opportunity to voice concerns

By Brian Peters, Community Access & Policy Specialist
 
The City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission (ERC) held a listening session for people with disabilities last night. The ERC worked with the City of Milwaukee’s ADA Coordinator and staff from IndependenceFirst and Disability Rights Wisconsin to plan the listening session. Event sponsors also included...[read more]

| Thursday, 8/17/2017 - 5:27 PM | 0 comments

This year's Youth Summits were educational and empowering

By Harvey Ross, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
We held two successful Youth Summit sessions for high school students and young adults with disabilities this summer. The first was here at IndependenceFirst, and we had more than 20 youth participate. The second was at the Mequon Nature Preserve and 15 youth participated. 
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| Wednesday, 8/9/2017 - 11:07 AM | 0 comments

Know your disability

By Michael Hineberg, Independent Living Services Coordinator
 
It is always to your advantage to know about your disability. Your work life, personal life and public life will benefit when you know the basics about your disability. 
 
Employment: Just as everyone needs to know their strengths and weaknesses, it is wise to know what...[read more]

| Thursday, 7/13/2017 - 5:40 PM | 0 comments
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