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Welcome to Independence Rising

Nebraskans with disabilities are valued within their communities, have control over their own lives and have available the resources necessary to experience a life of quality.

Independence ... No More Living Someone Else’s Dream!

Independence Rising. offers  services to people with disabilities in order to help them meet their goals for independence. The center serves 39 counties in South central and Southwest Nebraska.

man and woman crossing the strreetVision Statement

It is the vision of Independence Rising to obtain a barrier free society that encourages all people with disabilities to assert their freedom of choice in every aspect of their lives.

Mission Statement

Independence Rising is committed to empowering people with disabilities to exercise self-determination as they strive to conquer the physical and attitudinal barrier to achieving a life of dignity, equality, independence, and full inclusion.


Go Big Give
To donate to Independence Rising go to GO BIG GIVE, on May 3rd, 2018, click on and select Independence Rising!

Nebraska Statewide Independent Living Council

NESILC is in the process of seeking candidates to serve as potential volunteer council members appointed by the Governor’s designee for up to 2 three-year terms. The council is looking to fill a number of vacancies and terms that will expire at the end of the year. The council seeks membership with priority given to qualified individuals with various disabilities, further enhanced by diverse cultures, ages, and gender, geographically distributed across the State. Particular categories include organizations serving individuals with disabilities, other appropriate individuals, and CIL contact. read more

On the Rise

Independence Rising's first quarterly newsletter. The newsletter includes news from the Legislature, program areas, driving school, and other community partners. read more...

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Pro Infirmis Because who is perfect?


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Our Location

3335 W. Capital
Grand Island, NE 68803
(308) 382-9255 (v/tt)

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