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July 18, 2012

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July 18, 2012

I live in Texas and for a few years, I have "followed" Independence First via Twitter to keep abreast of IL topics. In the summer of 2010, I reached out to IF with the idea of bringing a CIL to our area. I did not know Lee or any of the staff at IL personally at that time. In the true spirit of peer mentorship, resource development, etc. Lee was very instrumental in helping me refine my ideas and giving me technical assistance. Our CIL was born October, 2010. Since that time, I have visited IF twice, continually learn from Lee and his staff and have recently been the recipient of some "mighty fine" peer mentoring services from his staff related to fiscal management. I'm looking forward to growing our center over the next several years and consider IF to be a flagship CIL that I am proud from which to learn! Thanks! Jackie Pacha, M.A., CRC, Executive Director, Brazos Valley Center for Independent Living.

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 17, 2012

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July 17, 2012

As the director of the National Council on Independent Living, I can tell you without hesitation that Independence First is a true leader in Social Justice in our nation!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 14, 2012

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July 14, 2012

I have had the distinct pleasure of working with IndependenceFirst over the past 5 years. I run a similar organization in San Diego County and consider IndependenceFirst to be the preeminent organization off it's type in the country!

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Very Well

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Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 11, 2012

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July 11, 2012

Independence First representatives have support the Washington County Students with Disabilities and their families for many years. They participate in the activities of the county Transition Action Committee by sharing their expertise with parents and students at Transition Fairs, attending monthly meetings and visiting schools to provide informational presentations. The help they provide is up to date, easy to understand and always helpful.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 11, 2012

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July 11, 2012

Independence First is highly regarded as one of the premier organizations in training individuals with disabilities in the area of assistive technology. From simple to complex tools, this organization finds ways to assist youth and adults in leveling the terrain.

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

July 21, 2011

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July 21, 2011

I have worked with Independence First for over 20 years. They have always been on the cutting edge of ideas on how to work towards independence for people with disabilities. If someone said it couldn't be done, they would do it. From peer support, nursing home transition, heck even bingo, Lee Schulz and his staff have set the bar for the rest of us in the CIL community

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Working with staff on committees, meeting with their board and receipents of services, attended special events.

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Fund them so they could train other CIL's on their success.

October 30, 2010

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October 30, 2010

The advocates at Independence First are savvy about their community, about the gifts people with disabilities can bring to their community, and smart about moving policies and programs forward.

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I continue to be impressed with the wisdom they bring to their mission.

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Add to their capacity to open doors and make change

October 27, 2010

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October 27, 2010

Independence First is a leader in the greater Milwaukee community for individuals with disabilities, their families and professionals. I thank them for their vision and commitment!

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Advocacy and programming for clients.

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Independence First is a great organization and true leaders!

October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010

IndependenceFirst puts its money where its mouth is. More than 1/2 of the employees and board are people with disabilities themselves. The Independent Living Skills Coordinators are role models, peer supports and examples to the community as a whole but particularly to others with disabilities and their families. They are proof that people with disabilites CAN and DO succeed when given the opportunity. I've seen with my own eyes peoples' lives changed by the Independent Living philosophy and the living examples set by the staff. Independence First doesn't do FOR...they do WITH!

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my every day life. I have become an outspoken advocate because of the work that I see IF do daily.

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Independence First is proactive and changes and adapts well to the needs of the community and the economicand political climates. Those are the best kind of changes to engage in!

October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010

IndependenceFirst is a true leader in the greater Milwaukee area. The depth of their programs, their commitment to those they serve and their partnerships with other organizations is outstanding.

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Local, state and national advocacy efforts.

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No changes.

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