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Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Losing and regaining her hearing has had a profound effect on Patricia Yeager’s life. Yeager, now CEO of The Independence Center, lost about 50 percent of her hearing at age 2, but wasn’t given a hearing aid until she was 5. By then, the West Virginia native’s speech was affected, leading to 12 years of… Continue Reading Yeager leads by example at Independence Center

Editor’s Note: CSBJ is partnering with AdvocacyDenver to bring our readers interviews with some of the state’s prominent leaders and policy makers in health care. AdvocacyDenver is a nonprofit, civil rights advocacy organization serving children, teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities — and their families. The interviews are conducted by Health Care Policy… Continue Reading Local nonprofit CEO fights for accessible services

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In an effort to improve emergency response for individuals with disabilities, the Federal Emergency Management Agency reached out to Colorado Springs-based The Independence Center for assistance in communicating and synchronizing leaders within the states’ disability community. The Independence Center and other agencies in the state are examining what worked during the floods, which areas need… Continue Reading FEMA and Springs nonprofit coordinate after floods

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In the first of its kind in the area, an adapted home exhibit at the Independence Center will showcase the tools and products that help people with disabilities live independently in their own homes. The event is slated from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and Oct. 6 at the Freedom Financial Services Expo… Continue Reading Exhibit features products to help disabled live independently

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