What independence means to me

July 2, 2018

By Tiana Daun, Digital Strategy & Communications Specialist

Each day, Opportunity Partners helps advance the quality of life for 2,000 people with disabilities. We are constantly working toward living and working more independently in our communities. In recognition of Independence Day this week, we asked individuals to share what independence means to them.

This July also marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Learn more at https://www.adaanniversary.org/.

  • “Being my own guardian.” – Joe
  • “I work at McDonald’s. I’ve been there for 15 years.” – Derek
  • “Being able to make my own choices.” – Lori
  • “I live in my own apartment in Golden Valley.” – Rebecca
  • “I pack my own lunch, get dressed and do laundry. I also go for walks around my neighborhood.” – Leo
  • “I like to be on my own. I pay the bills and do laundry. I live on my own.” – Debra
  • “Making our own choices to live in our own places and do our own programs.” – Peggy
  • “Living in my home.” – John

What does independence mean to you?
Share your ideas at info@opportunities.org

“Freedom.”  Bobby
“I work at Purpose two days a week.”  Christi
“Making my own choice to maybe work in a hospital!”  Ari