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.
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.
Serving People with Disabilities in
We are proud to serve eight counties in Southern and Eastern Colorado. We currently have offices in Cripple Creek and Calhan in addition to our headquarters in Colorado Springs.
We are part of ACCIL, an association of Independent Living Centers in Colorado
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Jun 18, 13 at 07:54 AM
The road to civil liberties and rights for those with disabilities has been a long one. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight some of the most influential Federal civil rights law that ensures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities.
Jun 17, 13 at 08:07 AM
In previous posts, we discussed reasonable accommodation in the workplace and housing accommodations. In this post, we will highlight reasonable accommodation in a public place.
Some places of public accommodation include restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors' offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, day care centers and public events like lectures or movies. Public accommodation allows all people with disabilities the opportunity to equally access public places and/or public information in a manner helpful to the individual.
Jun 14, 13 at 10:41 AM
Continuing with our reasonable accommodation series, today we detail the process of how an individual should go about receiving the reasonable accommodations they need.