News and Community

Stay informed! Here’s what’s happening within our center and our communities…

 

► FREE Sitting Pretty Event: Rebekah Taussig in conversation with Hannah Soyer

Join us for this online book discussion as part of the Paper Plains Literary Festival!

Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 PM

See event information and registration HERE

 

Quick Reference Desktop Guide to Disability Rights Laws! [01/02/21]

blue background with text: Guide to Disability Rights Laws and Contact information in the United StatesFabulous new resource!

A quick reference guide to all United States Disability Rights Laws was just published by the Rocky Mountain ADA Center and includes summaries, websites and contact information for all disability rights laws. a fabulous resource right at your fingertips!

 

View/Download the Guide

Access the Guide on the Web

 

Free-to-All WellHealth COVID Testing Site!

Douglas County panel members on a zoom meetingEveryone is welcome and encouraged to get tested! [01/28/20]

A new WellHealth COVID testing site is opening up February 2 in Lawrence at the South Iowa Street Walmart. No insurance, no ID and no symptoms or exposure are required. You don’t even need an appointment! Walk-ups are welcome!

For more information, read the Journal-World article here

ADA 30: Nothing About Us Without Us – A Celebration with Judith Heumann [10/20/20]

A young Judy Heumann speaks at a microphone outside. She wears octagonal glasses and a button on her jacket that reads “sign 504.” There is a mix of typed and drawn text on top of the image that reads “1970’s Disability Revolution, Judith Heumann,” on the left and “Oct 28-29” and the KU signature on the right. Independence, Inc. is participating in the ADA 30 – #NothingAboutUsWithoutUsA Celebration with Judith Heumann event October 28-29!  The legendary #JudithHeumann will celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month with #KU October 28-29 with a series of virtual events and Independence, Inc. is a sponsor! We are proud to help make this event happen. You don’t want to miss this extraordinary event! Learn more and register for free at https://accessibility.ku.edu/judith-heumann-2020

Share your Experience: Journey of a Person with a Disability [10/02/20]

A 2020 cross-Federal Government team is working to capture stories and experiences of people that have navigated public disability services in an effort to better understand how customers during a life experience navigate across multiple Federal agencies and even levels of government.  You can participate in this 2020 Federal Customer Experience Journey Mapping Project by filling out a survey sharing your experiences with government service agencies. Access the survey here: https://touchpoints.app.cloud.gov/touchpoints/35913603/submit Deadline to submit is October 14th.

2020 Legislative Forum on Senior Issues hosted by Douglas County Coalition on Aging (DCCA) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) [10/02/20]

Register to Vote! The Disability Vote Matters, YOUR Vote Matters!