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Will you be mine?

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Specialist
 
Valentine’s Day is soon approaching. Valentine’s Day, of course, leads people to think of romance, love and dating.
 
People with disabilities also want to be in on the fun!
 
As the IndependenceFirst Youth Leadership Specialist, I have often encountered parents...[read more]

| Friday, 2/12/2016 - 2:00 PM | 0 comments

Being an intern at IndependenceFirst

By Lucy Waukau, IndependenceFirst Intern

As I entered my final year of college, I began to think about what I wanted to do after graduation and how I could impact the world. My education in the Women and Gender Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee has taught me that the personal is political, and I looked for opportunities that...[read more]

| Friday, 2/12/2016 - 10:43 AM | 0 comments

Summertime…Independent Living is Easy

By Alie Kriofske Mainella, Youth Leadership Specialist
 
Photo of four youth participants (in wheelchairs) involved in IndependenceFirst's summer programs and their IndependenceFirst staff leaders[read more]

| Monday, 2/8/2016 - 12:58 PM | 0 comments

Why I use services from IndependenceFirst

By Niko, IndependenceFirst Consumer
 
Here I am, a social worker, disabled with chronic fatigue syndrome, untreatable, with complications from other minor health issues, now a consumer of services that I once offered. Why would I seek services when I was a social worker, you ask?
 
I am sure that you have heard the...[read more]

| Thursday, 2/4/2016 - 2:19 PM | 0 comments

Proposed Settlement Regarding Housing Discrimination in Wisconsin

By Brian Peters, Community Access and Policy Specialist
 
The Justice Department has filed a proposed settlement against a landlord in Waunakee (north of Madison) regarding a violation of the Fair Housing Act. The lawsuit concerns a...[read more]

| Wednesday, 2/3/2016 - 8:14 AM | 0 comments
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