Please join Access to Independence (ATI) Board Directors and staff in efforts to increase services and programming for older individuals and people with disabilities. You can do this by sponsoring an event or by making a donation of any amount to our 2017 Friends of the Center Campaign.
According to the most recent census data, the number of people with disabilities and older persons who encounter barriers to independent living is on the rise. Further evidence suggests the number of people who will require assistance with activities of daily living will increase by 25% over the next 10 years.
ATI believes that people who experience ability-related barriers should not be forced into institutional settings (nursing homes) to receive care. ATI believes these individuals should have access to home and community based services, including long-term supports. In addition to providing dozens of services to promote independent living, ATI actively fights for changes at the local, state national level to ensure decision-makers implement budget and policy changes in line with the realities of their constituent needs.
It can be challenging to share with you all that we do, especially if you have never accessed our services. If you are not familiar with the work of our 12 staff (all of whom are people with disabilities or caregivers of people with disabilities), you should check out our website or Facebook page to learn about the impact we have on people in our community.
Donate TODAY to help our community increase awareness of disability issues. Donate TODAY to help us publicize the lack of equal human and civil rights for people with disabilities. Donate TODAY to help us increase the opportunity for all people to live as independently as possible.
Please call or email us with any questions, and thank you in advance for your generosity and support!
Chad W. Underwood, MPA Dr. Judy K. C. Bentley
Chief Executive Officer Board Chair