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Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health Wants to Hear From YOU!

COVID Vaccine Survey: What, if anything, would influence your decision whether or not to take a COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available?

Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health is surveying the community and YOUR voice matters! Douglas County residents 18 and older are encouraged to complete this survey with the goal of understanding the willingness of adults in the community to receive an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine once it’s available and perceptions surrounding this issue. The online survey is available at and it will close on Nov. 4.

ADA 30: Nothing About Us Without Us – A Celebration with Judith Heumann

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

Share your Experience: Journey of a Person with a Disability

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: 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)

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