Stay informed! Here’s what’s happening within our center and our communities…
► US Department of Transportation webinar: “Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons who use Wheelchairs”
► Looking for employment? Make plans to attend the StepUp Job Fair March 23 in Lawrence
Make plans to attend the Lawrence Job Fair by Step Up Job Fairs + Jobs.Lawrence.com Wednesday, March 23 from 11-1:30 at the East Lawrence Recreation Center, 1245 E. 15th St. and meet with employers who are ready to hire! Are you a person with a disability and need assistance or have questions about how to prepare for a job interview, create a resume or request a reasonable accommodation? Independence, Inc. can help! Contact us today!
► Kansas Disability Caucus 2022! The date is set and registration will be opening soon.
Save the Date for the #KansasDisabilityCaucus 2022! Make plans now to attend this In-Person event, August 10-12 at Hotel Topeka at City Center and join other disability advocates to unite in advocacy, identify areas of needed change and share experiences. Registration materials coming soon!
► REVup! It’s National Disability Voter Registration Week!
Every year, the REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This year, NDVRW is September 13-20, 2021. In the last election, an estimated 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote, and we invite national, state, and local organizations to participate in NDVRW in order to continue to raise the disability voice and civic participation across the country in 2021 and beyond!
Find Information, resources and ways to get involved HERE
Join the Celebration, Get your FREE COVID Vaccination, enjoy FREE food, games and more!
Saturday, July 24, Holcom Park, Lawrence
Already vaccinated? Bring your complete vaccine card and get a prize!
See Event Information Flyer for complete details
Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 PM
See event information and registration HERE
►Quick Reference Desktop Guide to Disability Rights Laws! [01/02/21]
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!
►Free-to-All WellHealth COVID Testing Site!
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!
►ADA 30: Nothing About Us Without Us – A Celebration with Judith Heumann [10/20/20]
Independence, Inc. is participating in the ADA 30 – #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs – A 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]
- Facebook Live Event: Wednesday, October 14 2:00-5:00 https://www.aapd.com/advocacy/voting/
- Zoom Event: Wednesday, October 14 at 2:00 http://bit.ly/2020_LEG_FORUM Meeting ID 880 9193 7619 Passcode: 123456 Call-in option: contact Senior Resource Center for information 785-842-0543
- Informational Flyer: 2020 Legislative Forum Flyer
►Register to Vote! The Disability Vote Matters, YOUR Vote Matters!
- Register to vote or check the status of your voter registrations: https://www.whenweallvote.org/aapdrevup/
- RevUp Make the Disability Vote Count: https://independenceinc.org/register-educate-vote/