Congratulations To 2017 Award Recipients

Freedom Resource Center honored our amazing volunteers, people who stand up for disability rights and employers who are supporters of employing people with disabilities. (image description: Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. Congratulations to all our 2017 Appreciation Luncheon award recipients! Employer of the Year Hornbachers; Volunteer of the Year Laurel Haroldson; Distinguished Services…
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Freedom Friday: Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids

30 million or more Americans suffer from hearing loss; and this number is growing, due to the prevalence of age-related hearing loss and the aging of the U.S. population. Hearing loss is a complex medical condition. Available treatments – including the use of hearing aids – mostly aim to make the symptoms of hearing loss…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: The Insulting Childbirth Experiences Mothers With Disabilities Endure

A 2000–2009 study at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare found that parents whose school records indicated a disability were more than twice as likely to be involved with Child Protective Services (CPS) than the general population and more than three times more likely to lose their parental rights –…
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Motivational Monday: The Best Gift I Ever Survived

By Stacey Kramer Imagine, if you will — a gift. I’d like for you to picture it in your mind. It’s not too big — about the size of a golf ball. So envision what it looks like all wrapped up. But before I show you what’s inside, I will tell you, it’s going to do incredible things for you. It will…
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Freedom Friday: NCIL Statement On House Passage Of The American Health Care Act

The National Council on Independent Living is deeply disappointed by the House’s 217-213 passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yesterday. This bill represents a huge step backwards for people with disabilities who – if this bill is passed into law – will face higher health care costs, less coverage, and a greater risk…
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