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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


Retired Society's Assets Executive Director Bruce Nelsen Passes Away Society's Assets mourns the passing of Bruce Nelsen, previous executive director of Society's Assets. He passed suddenly last week at his home with his family. Nelsen was appointed executive director in April 1984. He retired in February 2019. Racine resident Dan Johnson was a co-founder of the nonprofit in 1974. The group... Read More


Justice Ginsburg Remembered for Important Civil Rights Decision Society's Assets joins the nation in mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a champion for social justice and equality. Whether arguing for women's rights, dignity for the disabled, or protections for voting rights, Justice Ginsburg will be remembered as one of the greatest civil rights advocates ever to serve on the U.... Read More


The ground-breaking civil rights law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), turned thirty 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 local... Read More


Society's Assets is sponsoring a weekly, virtual group called Take a Breather. This group is open to anyone with a disability or mental health condition that is looking for connection, information, and support. Participants can be any age. The group meets on Wednesdays at 11:00 am. If you do not have a device or Wi-Fi to join the conversation on Zoom, contact Emily Cadman, Independent Living... 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


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