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Helping people with disabilities 
Live Independently

 Adolph Ratzka once said that independence “Means that we (people with disabilities) demand the same choices and control in our everyday lives that our non-disabled brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends take for granted.” Independent Living has many program areas and services that are provided to consumers. At the core of what we do is the idea of independence and that the best person to direct what services they utilize is the person living with their disability. 

March 2015 Newsletter

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Providing Long Term
Home Health Care

The IC is the only provider in Colorado Springs that is approved to provide the In Home Support Services (IHSS) Program to consumers who receive Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) thru the State of Colorado’s  medicaid program. IHSS allows clients to direct their own care for routine and repetitive activities of daily living. Home Health services  include Registered Nurses, Physical and Occupational therapists, and Certified Nursing Assistants to provide necessary medical care in the home under the orders of a physician.

Home Health Brochure:
Families Taking Care of Families

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Serving People with Disabilities in
six counties! 

locations Park County Teller County El Paso County Lincoln County Kit Carson County Cheyenne County

We are proud to serve six counties in Southern and Eastern Colorado. We currently have offices in Cripple Creek and Calhan in addition to our headquarters in Colorado Springs.



Gaining Independence

May 09, 14 at 09:27 AM

The Independence Center and Friends of Man were able to collaborate to purchase an accessible van for Frank, a consumer of The IC. Frank had an automobile accident a little over a year ago and now is a wheelchair user. With the Friends of Man, in addition to The Home Modification / Assistive Technology grant, The Independence Center was able assist in the process of purchasing the van.

CDOT’s Statewide Transit Plan

May 09, 14 at 02:00 AM

The Colorado Department of Transportation, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG), Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority and Mountain Metropolitan Transit would like to invite you to an open house for CDOT’s Statewide Transit Plan. The purpose of the meeting is to present information on CDOT’s Transit Plan, gather input on transit needs and priorities throughout the state and in the Colorado Springs metropolitan area, and provide information on PPACG and Mountain Metro's transit planning efforts.

Who Works Here Wednesday: Lisa P

May 06, 14 at 01:48 PM

It's time for Who Works Here Wednesday and this week, we are highlighting our Accessibility Store Team Member!

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We are profoundly ordinary people sharing the same need to feel included, recognized and loved. 

As long as we regard our disabilities as tragedies, we will be pitied.

As long as we feel ashamed of who we are, our lives will be regarded as useless.

As long as we remain silent, we will be told by others what to do.

~Adolf Ratzka 


The core of advocacy is taking steps to  utilitze your voice and influence, while inviting others to stand with you, to bring about systems change. It can often be a prolonged, concerted effort, but as we start to fight for our rights, we see the larger rights of those around us. And together we move towards bringing equality, understanding and independence to our community and world. 

The IC promotes advocacy through a variety of means, including community organizing and working with established organizations/processes to bring about change that benefits people with disabilities. 

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