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Press Release: The Independence Center Presents Disability Access Kit to Colorado Red Cross Headquarters - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, November 23, 2015 – The Independence Center presented an Emergency Preparedness Access and Functional Needs Kit to the Colorado Red Cross headquarters on November 12, 2015. The kit contains over 45 accessibility items to assist seniors and people with disabilities with functional or access needs in an emergency evacuation shelter situation. Made […] - Read More
Press Release: People’s Access to Homes Emerges from The Independence Center Community Organizing Efforts - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, November 23, 2015 – The Independence Center housing study from December 2014 – April 2015 engendered a new community organizing group in Colorado Springs called People’s Access to Homes (PATH), which continues to coalesce while fighting the proposed Sit/Lie Ordinance. Affordable, accessible housing for people with disabilities is a key issue of […] - Read More
UCCS Forum Panelists The Independence Center Teaches UCCS Public Affairs Students how to Affect Change Through Advocacy - About 40 public affairs students were introduced to The Independence Center at a community discussion hosted by UCCS School of Public Affairs on October 29, 2015. Attendees were given theoretical and practical perspectives along with real life stories about policy barriers for people with disabilities. The Community Discussion focused on Advocacy and Policy Development Supporting […] - Read More
Caregiver Finds Missing Piece at Caregiver Support Group - Thursday evenings you will find Alexia* spending time with the Family/Caregiver group at The Independence Center. Despite long days of caregiving for her daughter Brooklyn*, Alexia doesn’t miss this time to connect with others who face similar challenges. Connecting with the group has encouraged Alexia to see the positive strides that have been made and […] - Read More
Press Release: The Independence Center Participates in Colorado Linkage Lab - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michelle West (719) 476-3143 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, November 3, 2015 – In the interest of creating better health outcomes for people with disabilities, The Independence Center joins a cohort of eight community-based organizations in The Colorado Healthcare Foundation’s pilot program Colorado Linkage Lab. The Colorado Linkage Lab is a 19-month executive […] - Read More
DVR DVR Public Stakeholder’s Meeting a Welcome Forum - Leadership, staff and consumers of The Independence Center (The IC) as well as community members and DVR vendors attended a public stakeholder’s meeting hosted at The IC regarding the merge of Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) and Division of Vocational Rehab (DVR). CDLE and DVR leadership was well represented at the meeting on […] - Read More
State Rep. Teri Carver speaks at the First Annual Legislative Breakfast at The Independence Center Press Release: First Annual Briefing for State Legislators Held at The Independence Center - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, September 29, 2015 – The first annual Legislative Breakfast occurred at The Independence Center (The IC) September 28, 2015. Six state legislators attended the briefing where eight specific issues faced by people with disabilities were presented and discussed. Presentations on each issue were given by staff members of The Independence Center. Discussions […] - Read More
A representative from Urban Gardens receives the grant check from an IC board member. Press Release: The Independence Center Awards $75,000 in Funding for Local Projects - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, September 22, 2015 –The Independence Center (The IC) announces its second year of The IC Fund grant awards totaling nearly $75,000 for local community projects that benefit persons with disabilities. Checks will be awarded on Sept. 30, 2015 in a private ceremony with a light lunch being served in the Dart Room […] - Read More
Tax Exempt Savings Account for People With Disabilities – ABLE Act - Do you qualify for the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act? This Act was signed into law by President Obama to help people with disabilities become more independent by creating a savings plan. This improves the lives of people with disabilities since they were previously unable to save without sacrificing their benefits. To read […] - Read More
City The IC’s ADA Celebration 2015 Award Winners - The IC’s 2015 ADA Celebration The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990 and signed into law by President George H.W. Bush, in order to prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities and ensure equal access, opportunities, and participation throughout America. 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the historical signing of the ADA. The Independence […] - Read More

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