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During the month of February, the nation honors the long history of Black Americans and their many contibutions to society. The first celebration began in 1926 and it has grown steadily over the years into what we now know as Black History Month. Looking to the future, Society's Assets highlights the Black heroes whose knowledge, commitment, and advocacy helps advance progress for people with... Read More


The Society's Assets Board of Directors has elected a new Chairperson for 2021. Theresa Gilliland has been a Board member since 2006, serving on the Executive, Community Relations, Scholarship, and Bylaws Committees. Gilliland is a speaker and author, with a focus on maintaining a positive attitude in the face of adversity. "As Chairperson, I will provide leadership, counsel, and guidance to... Read More


During the month of February, the nation honors the long history of Black Americans and their many contributions to society. The first celebration began in 1926, and it has grown steadily over the years into what we now know as Black History Month. Reflecting on the past, Society's Assets highlights the Black heroes whose vision, commitment, and activism helped advance progress for people with... Read More


Like so many people of his generation, Ed Roberts (born January 23, 1939) contracted the polio virus when he was a teen. He survived the illness, but to get around Roberts used a wheelchair, and at night he slept in an iron lung to help him breathe. Roberts was bright and did well in school. As a high school senior he discovered he would not be allowed to graduate. He was missing what the school... Read More


Society's Assets offers several groups that provide insight and support to people with disabilities in southeastern Wisconsin. There is no charge to participate in the groups that are being held virtually for now. For more information and to RSVP to attend, call 1-800-378-9128 and ask for the group contact person listed below. Born in the 90s So you're twenty something and looking for help... Read More


Society's Assets has a try-out program (loan and demonstration) at each office location. Hundreds of assistive devices can increase function for people with limitations affecting mobility, vision, learning, and other daily activities. Twenty-five new items for children are now available for demonstration and loan thanks to a grant from the Kenosha Women's Network. By appointment, families are... Read More


Society's Assets is proud to join the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and many other organizations in celebrating the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To raise awareness about disability employment issues, Emily Cadman, Coordinator of Independent Living Services at Society's Assets shares her story. I am a person with a... Read More


Society's Assets is proud to join the U. S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and many other organizations in celebrating the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. To raise awareness about disability employment issues, Tricia Lewis, Director of Independent Living Services at Society's Assets, shares her story. "I am a person with a mental... Read More


White Cane Awareness Day has been observed annually in the United States since October 15, 1964. The observance reminds the community and educates drivers on the 1947 traffic law that requires such precautions as may be necessary to avoid accident or injury to the pedestrian. When you see a person using a white cane, remember that the cane is a tool for safely and independently navigating the... Read More


October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month Society's Assets is proud to join the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy and many other organizations in celebrating the 75th observance of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This year's commemoration offers people, organizations, and legislators an opportunity to raise awareness about... Read More


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