Peer Counseling is support from people with shared life experience, in our case, people with disabilities serve as counselors for others with disabilities.
Independence Now recognizes the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minority communities face regarding mental illness in the United States.
As members of NCIL, Independence Now attends visits with our Federal Elected Officials to educate them on areas of significance for the disability community.
Independence Now Founder, Cathy Raggio, reflects on the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990.
The Independence Now team looks back at 2020 and lists all the new ideas that were implemented – and what a list it is!
Read how the Supports Planning Agency (SPA) within Independence Now had a recent individual advocacy success.
Independence Now is pleased to announce three new members of our Board of Directors!
In honor of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Independence Now has contacted several Consumers to gather stories about their experiences getting mental health support, especially during COVID.
Advocacy is an important part of the past and present of CILs and while we have made progress in advocating for the rights of people with disabilities, we still have a long way to go.
As a House subcommittee member, Patricia Laird was only a few feet away from the stage the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed at the White House. In honor of the anniversary of the signing of the ADA, Patricia shares her memories from that historic day.