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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. 

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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
eight counties! 

locations Park County Teller County El Paso County Elbert County Lincoln County Kit Cason County Cheyenne County Kiowa County

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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Who Works Here Wednesday: Janet

Apr 23, 14 at 08:07 AM

Let’s get to know our Quality Assurance Specialist, Janet! She is our Who Works Here Wednesday star this week.

DBSA Community Health Fair Set For May 3rd

Apr 22, 14 at 12:30 PM

In order to provide the needed knowledge and insights all people who face depression, bipolar, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorders as well as other behavioral health conditions, Colorado Springs’ Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) chapter is offering the community a half-day Mental Health Fair. The free event, previously titled Faces of Recovery, takes place on Saturday afternoon, May 3, from 1pm to 4pm, in the cafeteria at Coronado High School.

Telecom Bill Will Take Funding From Land Lines, Putting Those Who Need Them At Risk

Apr 17, 14 at 03:11 AM

Colorado is overhauling past Telecom bills, and this may have a negative effect on certain communities. The package of bills, passed by the Senate committee, deregulates all telephone services and moves funding used for the maintenance of land lines to expand broadband in rural areas.

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Advocacy

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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