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Society’s Assets is sponsoring its 23rd annual youth art contest.  Students in grades kindergarten through high school in the agency’s service area of Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties are invited to participate.  Schools in the area have received contest information.  Parents or students can contact Society’s Assets for entry blanks. Entry blanks (containing... Read More


The ground-breaking civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), turns thirty-two on July 26. The law makes sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. The ADA is divided into five titles (or sections) that relate to different areas of public life. These areas are:  public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and... Read More


Society's Assets presented four scholarship awards at the Society's Assets Wine & Beer Tasting on June 20th at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha. The recipients are students with disabilities, seeking post-secondary degrees and residing in the agency's service area that includes Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson counties. The judges were impressed with the accomplishments of the... Read More


Society's Assets is hosting a free movie day to kickoff GameAble, a new program in Kenosha (city and county). GameAble is a regularly scheduled gathering that combines peer support and recreation for youth (ages 14 - 25) with any disabilitiy. The event will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at Tinseltown Movie Theater, 7107 70th Court in Kenosha. The featured movie is... Read More


Society's Assets will be holding a Wine & Beer Tasting event on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha, Wisconsin. All proceeds benefit the Society's Assets scholarship fund for college students with disabilities. Each ticket costs $25 and includes wine and beer samples, appetizers, and a door prize ticket. The event will also include live music,... Read More


Do you need assistance with getting ready for voting in the election on April 5th? If you have questions about voter identification, absentee ballots, voting location, transportation to the polls, accessibility when voting or any other related topic, contact Pauline by email. plorenz@societysassets.org  You can also call the Society's Assets office and ask to speak with an Independent Living... Read More


Over 430 million people around the world are affected. To raise awareness on how to prevent or deal with hearing loss, the World Health Organization (WHO) created World Hearing Day. Held each year on March 3, the following link provides more information. Click here. "To hear for life, listen with care!" is the theme for this year's observance. Noise-induced hearing loss is preventable. Regular... Read More


February is Low Vision/Blindness Awareness Month. According to the National Eye Institute, currently 4.2 million Americans ages 40 and older are visually impaired. Low vision is when even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people have difficulty seeing and everyday tasks are difficult to do. A person who is blind has no vision. Society's Assets assists people with low... 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 leaders who vision, commitment, and activism helped advance progress for people with... Read More


Ed Roberts (January 23, 1939 - March 14, 1995) is widely considered the father of the independent living movement. As a teenager, Roberts survived polio, but the neurological effects were long lasting and he used a wheelchair to get around. His fight for independence began in high school, when officials wouldn't let him graduate because he was missing what the school considered a core class - -... Read More


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