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Independence First, Inc.
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!

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & I am a sign language interpreter and volunteer.