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The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition wants to hear from people with disabilities and their allies about their experience with the April 2020 election. Voting in that election had many unique challenges. Please help the Coalition improve future elections by sharing your experience, including any barriers you experienced. Take their voter experience survey. Questions include these and more... Read More


This event was to be a major fundraiser for the agency, helping us assist people of all ages with any disability to live independently in the community. Stay tuned for any new plans. Read More


It was 30 years ago that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. With advance planning, temporary events like street festivals, crafts fairs, and home shows can encourage equal participation by all people. Participation means finding and using accessible parking, obtaining... Read More


It was 30 years ago that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became a law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. Voting is one of our nation's most fundamental rights, yet barriers still exist that exclude people with disabilities from this central aspect of citizenship. Whether the barriers are physcial (stairs), accessible (only... Read More


This event is a major fundraiser for the agency and helps us assist people of all ages with any disability to live independently in the community. Spend the day at the Kenosha Country Club and enjoy fabulous food, 18 holes of golf on a magnificent course, and exciting contests. One highlight is sure to be the 23rd annual scholarship awards presentation. College students who have excelled with... Read More


With spring holiday celebrations coming up, many of us are cleaning and decorating our houses to welcome loved ones for meals and celebrations. "As we check lists for groceries, decorative towels, and centerpieces, it's also important to make sure our homes are accessible for all family members and friends," noted Tricia Lewis of Society's Assets. If your guest uses a wheelchair, have a place... Read More


We recognize caregivers who tirelessly provide care and services to people of all ages with disabilities and chronic health conditions. These individuals are the heart and soul of our communities. Home care includes any professional support services that allow a person to live safely in his/her home. Home care services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently;... Read More


Society's Assets has made applications for the 2020 Scholarship Awards program available. Area high schools and colleges will receive application packets and the public may also obtain an application on our website. Click here for an application. College students with physical and/or sensory disabilities could be eligible for scholarships, with the number of awards to be determined. Applicants... Read More


Society's Assets invites area residents to join us for the celebration of White Cane Awareness Day on Tuesday, October 15. This local event will begin at 4:00 pm at Society's Assets, 5455 Sheridan Road in Kenosha. Similar events are being held on the same day nationwide. In the 1960s, the National Federation of the Blind became a leader in fighting for the rights of the blind and in pioneering... Read More


Observing the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act July 26, 2019 marks the 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color... Read More


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