Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living has opened the application period for the "Lead On" Collaborative - a FREE leadership program for ages 15-30 (chosen through an application process) that culminates in attending/volunteering at the 2023 APRIL Conference in Anaheim, CA!


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Make sure you're ready for the unwinding of the Medicaid Continuous Coverage Period which ends March 31st. Renewal letters and information on reapplication and Marketplace coverage will be sent to participants. You must have correct contact information on file! Visit our Medicaid Resource Page or Visit for more

Are you experiencing symptoms of Long-Covid? Has the pandemic affected your income, mental health, job capabilities or created other hardships? Are you on Medicaid and wondering how to maintain coverage after the Public Health Emergency unwinds? We can help!
The new 988 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is active! call or text if you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis. Visit the 988 suicide lifeline web page for accessibility information and chat options

Check out our new art gallery! Our weekly Art Therapy Peer Groups have a lot of fun exercising their creativity with their fabulous art projects and we want to share them with YOU!

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We are here for YOU and your public transportation needs! Call us today or visit

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What is a Center for Independent Living (CIL)? Learn all about the Independent Living Movement and the formation of Centers for Independent Living from the National Council on Independent Living website

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Our Independence, Inc. 2022 Annual Report is published! View the online flipbook version or the interactive PDF. You may also request a printed copy by contacting

Asking for a needed job accommodation can be a critical component to success on the job and personal and professional growth Read through this helpful and informative article about knowing your rights and taking the uncertainty out of asking for an accommodation
Every household in the U.S. is eligible to receive 4 FREE at-home COVID test kits through the mail! Order your tests now so you have them when you need them!
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New Resource: A guide to Disability Rights Laws and Contact Information in the United States Download the PDF Here!
Are you READY to get Vaccinated? Visit our COVID-19 page for all of you local resources to get informed and get vaccinated. It's FREE, convenient, and we can help get you there!
Independence, Inc. virtual Peer Groups now include Art and Music Therapy! Interested? Check out the information HERE
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Knowing your rights as an employee with a disability can be critical to job satisfaction, security and earning potential and recognizing and mitigating discrimination or discriminatory practices. Visit the EEOC website for the latest news, publications, overview of disability laws and other valuable resources and information

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Visit the Association for Community Living website - Strengthening the Direct Care Workforce page to see what YOU can do to self-direct in this challenging era and become an advocate for and partner in rebuilding and expanding the Direct Care Workforce

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Have you been diagnosed with or think you may have symptoms of Long Covid? Are you interested in learning more about the condition, sharing resources, finding information and being part of a Long-COVID Peer Support Group? Contact us today to find out more! New participants and guest facilitators welcome! 

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