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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May 16, 13 at 10:26 AM
The Independence Center provides numerous support groups for those who are in need of guidance, assistance, and a welcoming and friendly environment. The support groups are a part of our Independent Living program, which provides the information and encouragement for people to believe they can create the life they want and provide training and support to accomplish their goals.
May 15, 13 at 08:05 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.
May 13, 13 at 08:53 AM
Driving during a flood can be very dangerous, so it’s important to ensure you know what to do or not do in that situation.