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Welcome to Independence Rising

Nebraskans with disabilities are valued within their communities, have control over their own lives and have available the resources necessary to experience a life of quality.

Independence ... No More Living Someone Else’s Dream!

Independence Rising. offers  services to people with disabilities in order to help them meet their goals for independence. The center serves 39 counties in South central and Southwest Nebraska.

Woman working in LibraryVision Statement

It is the vision of Independence Rising to obtain a barrier free society that encourages all people with disabilities to assert their freedom of choice in every aspect of their lives.

Mission Statement

Independence Rising is committed to empowering people with disabilities to exercise self-determination as they strive to conquer the physical and attitudinal barrier to achieving a life of dignity, equality, independence, and full inclusion.


GIRP Needs Volunteers

Pro Infirmis Because who is perfect?


Guardianship and Reasonable Alternatives:
Decision-Making with People

The Arc of Nebraska is partnering with Disability Rights Nebraska to implement a guardianship curriculum that trains participants about decision-making within a guardianship relationship. read more...

Tim Kolb

Tim Kolb winning award

Brad Meurans, chair of Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council presents Tim Kolb, Board President of Independence Rising with an award for his service on the council.

Equal Rights CenterTake the Equal Rights Center quiz and find out just how good you are at identifying "what is WRONG with these pictures?". Keep track of your correct answers, and see where we rate your awareness at the end!Equal Rights Center-What's wrong with these pictures game

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3335 W. Capital
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-9255 (v/tt)

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