Community Services serves hundreds of individuals each year by providing technical assistance, individual and organizational outreach, and community awareness programs and systems advocacy.
We educate the community about independent living and a greater awareness of the issues concerning people with disabilities. Our Community Awareness and Educational Programs provide information and education to schools, businesses, civic and charity groups. We also provide Technical Assistance consulting services to local businesses, organizations and municipalities who need assistance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and compliance with other accommodation and accessibility requirements.
“When efforts to persuade my municipality to comply with the ADA failed, our ADA Committee consulted Independence Northwest. The Community Advocate worked with us as a partner to analyze our needs, provide information and support Committee members. She attended meetings and testified at hearings. Thanks to IN’s efforts, my town is finally taking serious steps to achieve compliance.”