The Independence Times Newsletter


The Independence Times is The IC’s quarterly newsletter and is full of information about our efforts to work with people with disabilities, their families and the community to create independence so that all may thrive. To see the most current issue, please browse the articles below or click on the archive link at the bottom of this page to view past issues.

Summer 2017 Issue

The Independence Times- Summer 2017

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The IC Awards - On January 24th, Tim Ashely, Independent Living Coordinator at The Independence Center, received an award from the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder’s Office for his work leading up to the 2016 general election. As part of the partnership between The IC and the Clerk and Recorders Office, Tim played an instrumental role in evaluating […]
A Caregiver’s Perspective – Working at The IC - Working as a caregiver for The Independence Center can be a difficult but rewarding job for those who find joy in helping people with disabilities. For many, making the decision to become a caregiver is based on the search for a fulfilling and stable career. For others, the decision can be because they feel an […]
CEO of The IC, Patricia Yeager CEO CORNER - The Building is brand new but I can’t get in! This is a story of systems change in the Pikes Peak region that has been years in the making.  For 25 years, Pikes Peak Regional Building Department (PPRBD) has refused to review construction plans for exterior path of travel access compliance with the International Building […]
Outreach – Growth in the Outlying Areas - Laramie Cummings, IL Program Manager for Outreach at The Independence Center is optimistic about future growth in the unserved and underserved communities surrounding El Paso County. With a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management and a background in community engagement and rural outreach, Cummings is dedicated to expanding The IC’s services to people with disabilities living […]
“Text to 9-1-1” a Milestone for the Deaf Community - During fires, crimes and life-threatening emergencies, the ability to communicate can make the difference between life and death. Now in El Paso and Teller counties, you can text to 9-1-1 if you are unable to talk on the phone. This is a huge milestone for members of the Deaf community, who historically have had little […]

Past Issues

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