IndependenceFirst is working with UW-Milwaukee to develop a resource related to the accessibility of public buildings, such as stores, restaurants and government buildings.  Please take 10-15 minutes of your time to complete the survey.  This survey is targeting people with disabilities and their family members, friends and caregivers.

Wed, 03/14/2018 - 11:22
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A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects Program (DRRP) for the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System Centers Collaborative Research Project.

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:13

Seven Diverse Youth with Disabilities Chosen as Representatives

The California Foundation for Independent Living (CFILC)’s Youth Organizing (YO!) Disabled and Proud program today announced that seven Youth Advisory Council (YAC) members have been selected to serve as advisors of California’s youth transition program thanks to the generous support of funding made available through AT&T.

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 10:52
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The need for accessible housing far exceeds the availability. While there are disability advocacy groups working to make changes in housing policies at the national level, those changes don’t happen overnight. In the next few decades, the need for affordable, accessible housing is only going to increase as the American population ages.

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 14:07
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APRIL understands that across the country youth and young adults is the hot topic. Many Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils are unsure how to get youth involved.  This year we have asked our youth expert mentors to present on topics that could assist your goals of starting a program or growing the existing youth involvement you may already have. 

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:49
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About the Leadership Academy

Sun, 02/25/2018 - 22:18
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