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News stories, articles and video links:

10/30/19 Natalie's Everyday Heroes: Moriah Iverson of the W.H.E.E.L. Project (IndependenceFirst staffer Harvey Ross, a collaborator on the W.H.E.E.L. Project, is interviewed. Moriah is the winner of the 2019 IndependenceFirst Martha Valerio Disability Advocacy Award).  

8/6/19 Bublr Bikes rolls out adaptive bike program for people of all abilities (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covers launch of pilot program Brian Peters from IndependenceFirst was involved in)

7/15/19 Mayor Barrett helps kick off National Disability Voter Registration Week (CBS 58 covers press conference)

7/15/19 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett speaks at National Disability Voter Registration Week​ (Fox 6 covers press conference)

6/20/19 Gaming for everyone at IndependenceFirst (IndependenceFirst E-Gaming featured in Shepherd Express)

5/20/2019 My afternoon at IndependenceFirst (IndependenceFirst featured on the "Mr. Milwaukee" blog)

4/9/19 IndependenceFirst to hold power wheel chair giveaway on May 4, 2019

3/29/19 IndependenceFirst to host adaptive video gaming open house April 6

Celebrating our 40th Anniversary with a new look

1/10/19 IndependenceFirst names new President & CEO

12/5/18 IndependenceFirst announces Mobility Store closure

8/30/2018 Denise Johnson to receive the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force Karen Avery Award 

8/29/2018 HUD latest to complain of discrimination in Facebook’s advertising platform (New Mobility magazine interviews Community Access & Policy Specialist Brian Peters) 

7/21/2018 Nancy Pelosi addresses health care concerns during Milwaukee panel

7/17/2108 Coverage of Disability Voter Registration Week

6/22/18 Foxconn wants to hire 3K veterans; men or women with military backgrounds (FOX 6 Milwaukee interviews IndependenceFirst Interim President & CEO)

6/17/2018 Deb Langham: Wheelchair recycling program example of successful public-private partnership​

4/27/18 Lee Schulz' retirement marked by the IndependenceFirst Board of Directors and the U.S. House

4/17/18 2018 Para-Cycling Criterium National Championship race will be part of second annual IndependenceFirst Handcycling Classic

4/11/2018 Part 1: Boy enjoys freedom and mobility thanks to work of inmates (WBAY TV-2 features IndependenceFirst Mobility Store)

4/11/2018 Part 2: A humbling duty: inmates refurbish wheelchairs for Honor Flight vets (WBAY TV-2 features IndependenceFirst Mobility Store)

3/28/2018 IndependenceFirst President & CEO announces retirement

3/26/2018 Personal Assistance Services pair featured in Crocker Stephenson's "Better Angels"

Marci Boucher at 414-226-8301 V/Relay.

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