Welcome to Independence Rising formally known as Center for Independent Living of Central Nebraska
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.
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.
Independence Rising is committed to empowering people with disabilties 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.
Urge Obama Admin. to withdraw opposition to people's right to sue state for Medicaid violations
A center for independent living, individual Medicaid beneficiaries and providers are suing in federal court, asserting that California is violating a provision of federal Medicaid law by cutting payments to providers. Advocates have been shocked by a friend-of-the court brief filed by the United States Solicitor General on behalf of the Obama Administration, asking the U.S. Supreme Court to find that Medicaid beneficiaries, advocates and providers have no right to sue. read more...
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