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Amplify Your World with Help from Society’s Assets

Society’s Assets helps people with disabilities access the Telecommunications Equipment Purchase Program (TEPP) in southeastern Wisconsin. The TEPP assists people who are deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, or mobility or motion impaired by providing the equipment they need in order to use basic telephone services. The TEPP is paid for by the Wisconsin Universal […]

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May is Older Americans Month

The month of May has been proclaimed as Older Americans Month throughout the State of Wisconsin by Governor Tony Evers. The proclamation celebrates older adults for their vision, wisdom, advocacy, hard work, and volunteerism. The Governor notes that Wisconsin continues to be committed to assisting our aging and older adults in managing their health by […]

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Proper Supports a Focus during Autism Acceptance Month

April has been dedicated to the acceptance of autism since the 1970s, and ever since, disability advocates have used this time of year to push for inclusion of autistic individuals. Autism is a complex, lifelong disability that affects social skills, communication, relationships, and self-regulation. It is very much a spectrum condition, meaning that people are […]

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Honoring Women’s History Month

While there were local days and weeks celebrating the contributions of women in our country since 1978, it was in 1987 that Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month.” Society’s Assets Board member Adrienne Stiger, Kenosha, is a voice for women with disabilities like herself. She is an AKA, which is an above-the-knee amputee. She […]

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Society’s Assets Honors Black History Month

During the month of February, the nation honors the long history of Black Americans and their many contributions to society. The first celebration began in 1926 and it has grown steadily over the years into what we now know as Black History Month. Looking to the future, Society’s Assets highlights the Black heroes whose knowledge, […]

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Society’s Assets Announces New Board Chairperson

The Society’s Assets Board of Directors has elected a new Chairperson for 2021. Theresa Gilliland has been a Board member since 2006, serving on the Executive, Community Relations, Scholarship, and Bylaws Committees. Gilliland is a speaker and author, with a focus on maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. “As Chairperson, I will […]

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Remembering the Birthday of the Father of the Independent Living Movement in the U.S.

Like so many people of his generation, Ed Roberts (born January 23, 1939) contracted the poliovirus when he was a teen. He survived the illness, but to get around Roberts used a wheelchair, and at night he slept in an iron lung to help him breathe. Roberts was bright and did well in school. As […]

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Society’s Assets adds 25 new items to Try-Out Program

The Society’s Assets Try-Out Program offers demonstration and lending of assistive devices at each office location. There are many assistive devices to increase function for people with limitations affecting mobility, vision, learning, and other daily activities. Therefore, twenty-five new items for children are now available for demonstration and loan thanks to a grant from the […]

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At Work with a Mental Health Disability

Society’s Assets is proud to join the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and many other organizations in celebrating the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To raise awareness about disability employment issues, Tricia Lewis, Director of Independent Living Services at Society’s Assets, shares her story. “I am a person […]

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Justice Ginsburg Remembered for Important Civil Rights Decision

Society’s Assets joins the nation in mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for social justice and equality. Whether arguing for women’s rights, dignity for the disabled, or protections for voting rights, Justice Ginsburg will be remembered as one of the greatest civil rights advocates ever to serve on the U.S. Supreme […]

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Society’s Assets Starts Virtual Group for Individuals with Disabilities, Mental Health Conditions

Society’s Assets is sponsoring a weekly, virtual group called Take a Breather. This group is open to anyone with a disability or mental health condition that is looking for connection, information, and support. Participants can be any age. The group meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 am. If you do not have a device or Wi-Fi […]

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Society’s Assets Offers Scholarship Awards

Society’s Assets has made applications for the 2020 Scholarship Awards program available. Area high schools and colleges will receive application packets and the public may also obtain an application on our website. College students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for scholarships, with the number of awards to be determined. Applicants must reside […]

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Society’s Assets Joins Broad Effort to Observe October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Society’s Assets wants to share information about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “The Right Talent, […]

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Society’s Assets Inc.

The mission of Society’s Assets Inc. is to ensure the rights of all persons with disabilities to live and function as independently as possible in the community of their choice, through supporting individuals’ efforts to achieve control over their lives and become integrated into community life. Independent living is an individuals’ right to choose his/her […]

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