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Angie Tenorio and Billy Allen smile for the camera holding the Susan J Elliott Award for Outstanding Service Colorado Commission for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Presents Susan J Elliott Award to The IC - Angie Tenorio, Coordinator for our Deaf & Hard of Hearing Department and Billy Allen, Board Chair for The Independence Center, accepted the Susan J Elliott award for Outstanding Service from the Colorado Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Thursday evening. The Independence Center is humbled by this award and so proud that our CEO, […]
Wheelchair accessible minivan purchased through The IC Fund. Grant Funds Facilitate Ongoing Accessibility in Recreation and Jobs - Reports are in! The 2014 grant cycle of The IC Fund saw nearly $75,000 awarded to five organizations. Funds were given to support community projects in line with The IC Fund goal of increasing independence for people with disabilities. Community members will benefit from these projects through ongoing accessibility in recreation, transportation and jobs. Additionally, […]
Press Release: The IC Hiring Spouses as Caregivers Under New Colorado Law - Contact: Michelle West (719) 476-3143 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, May 17, 2016 – A Colorado law passed in 2014 (HB 14-1358) received approval on January 22, 2016 from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) on changes that now allow spouses to receive reimbursement for providing In Home Support Services (IHSS). Now The Independence […]
old trends= outdated legislation; new legislation for accessible telephone communications; Disabled Telephone users Fund will be signed into law May 4, 2016 Kudos Due For Collaborative Efforts for Accessible Telephone Communications - Kudos are due for legislative work that ensures that people who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or deaf-blind will have access to accessible telephone communications in coming years. The Independence Center was instrumental in lobbying for HB 1414, the Disabled Telephone Users Fund, which will be signed into law by the Governor at a […]
Companion Animal Seminar for Landlords - Free Seminar: Bring your own lunch! Tuesday, May 17th 12 – 1 PM Come learn about the laws that address companion animals. This seminar will cover the Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Housing Act and the Colorado Assistance Animal Law. Enjoy your lunch while you learn about how these laws may pertain to situations that […]
The Independence Center CNA School Wins Best of the Springs - The 2016 Gazette’s Best of The Springs awards have been announced. The Independence Center (IC) CNA School has taken home two awards. As a Technical School, The IC CNA School has taken home the Voter’s Choice bronze award. In the Continuing Education category, The Independence Center CNA School has received the Voter’s Choice silver award. […]
Help Us Identify Inaccessible Medical Offices - The Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) and the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) are gathering information about medical providers that have barriers to people with disabilities, including people who are deaf or blind, people with mobility disabilities, and others. If you know of any medical office that has barriers to people with disabilities, please […]
Jeffrey Burkhart smiles fora photograph in his new apartment Professor Regains Independence after Two Years in a Nursing Home - Dr. Jeffrey Burkhart sits casually in his living room discussing his 30 year career that encompasses teaching in four universities and two private schools. The walker next to him is the only indicator of his partial disability. A glint of pride sparkles in his eyes as he recalls a particular student’s evaluation of him at the […]
Judy Gates poses for the camera in her new apartment Community Transition Success after 11 Years in Nursing Home - After a decade in a nursing home, Judy doesn’t take anything for granted; she appreciates the seemingly small things, such as the freedom to help herself to her own food in her own kitchen. She loves being able to get up any time of day or night to fix herself a sandwich. She also appreciates […]
The IC Presents at Board of County Commissioners meeting February 9, 2016 - Greg Monck, Emergency Program Coordinator at The Independence Center, presents at the February 9, 2016 Board of County Commissioners meeting. Presentation was on the new emergency preparedness kits that have been distributed to various Red Cross chapters and other public entities for the purpose of making emergency shelters more accessible for people with disabilities .

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