Michelle Lindsay, Independence Now’s 2020 Deborah Jackson Rising Star award recipient, shared with us how she got started with Independence Now and what she’d say to others seeking resources and support to live independently.
We’re counting down the top 5 ways in which youth ages 16-30 can engage with Independence Now!
As part of our Independent Living History series and in recognition of March being Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the contributions of a local woman to events in Disability History.
Independence Now was so very pleased to work with Musa, a consumer who reached out to us for support to live independently. Musa sent us this message to kick off 2021 and we’d like to express our gratitude right back for allowing us to work with him. “I would like to start off the New[…]
“This is Destin Crosby and I would like to thank Independent Living [sic] for introducing me to DORS to help me start my dog grooming business. They are going to help me get a laptop and help me register for school! I would like to thank Abiola & Independence [Now] for helping me out. Thank[…]
Ben was diagnosed with Epilepsy when he was 18 months old. Today, Ben loves his job and continues to become more independent in his community.
Cecilia Harwick wanted to go back to work, but was unsure if she should divulge her disability to a potential employer. Cecilia is now working as a preschool teacher, her chosen career, at a wonderful center.
When asked if he recommends that people with disabilities go to work, Jose Reeves says, “Definitely!”
Independence Now continues to celebrate 30 years of the Americans with Disabilities Act and 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month by sharing inspiring stories from our amazing consumers. Nikos Daley was out of work for 14 months. The pandemic slowed down his job search considerably, but Nikos was incredibly determined to get back[…]
Independence Now Honors Word Sight Day with A Reflection on Lighting Your Path by Rochelle Harrod.