As members of NCIL, Independence Now attends visits with our Federal Elected Officials to educate them on areas of significance for the disability community.
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.
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.
[Independence Now] helped me learn how to build my own thoughts and opinions about how I would like to live independently, and also how to connect with people in the same program.
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Independence Now reaffirms our commitment to continue the important work of creating a more equitable and safe community for all.
In recognition of International Women’s Day, we sat down with Rochelle Harrod, an Independent Living Specialist at Independence Now and coordinator of our Annual Women’s Tea.
All through February, join Independence Now as we proudly celebrate Black History Month by sharing stories of black activists and pioneers in the disability rights movement. Today we’re sharing the story of Johnnie Lacy, a social justice pioneer and one of the founding members of the first Center for Independent Living (CIL), in Berkeley, CA.[…]
Today, we honor one of the great champions of civil rights and human dignity, a man who brought hope and progress through peaceful protest and advocacy. Dr. Martin Luther King’s dedication to addressing discrimination left a historic legacy and continues to inspire generations of advocates to advance his work for justice. Independence Now was proud[…]
For this week’s consumer story, one of our consumers who wishes to remain anonymous shared with us her experience working with Independence Now. This consumer was referred to us from DORS and was seeking support resources to learn how to self-advocate. After working with Shannon and Independence Now, she says, “I’ve learned how to build[…]