That's My IL

What does “That’s My IL” mean? It means something different to each person who comes through our doors. IL philosophy values dignity, resourcefulness, and freedom of choice for all people with disabilities. The way someone overcomes barriers to living independently is a core part of what “That’s My IL” stands for. It is the personal journey that leads someone to becoming more independent, examples include: learning how to use the public transit system, advocating for personal needs, requesting an accommodation at work, or getting an accessible apartment. That’s My IL stories are here to celebrate the strength of ingenuity that lives in the disability world.

Do you have a story to share? Call Independence, Inc., at 701-839-4724.

Nicole McNees




My story starts out pretty simple, I’m a woman living in North Dakota and I’ve been here for 4 years now. I have a few differences. One, I’m overweight (down 70 lbs. since the beginning of the year and working on losing more). Two, I suffer from agoraphobia, large crowds send me into a tailspin. I was having trouble finding a job because of that latter difference. So, by suggestion, I turned to Independence, Inc. for help. That is when I met Connie (miss you!), with her help I got a job at a hotel. I felt great! After getting the job, I joined other things Independence, Inc. was offering. I completed Community Leadership Academy, joined IL Ambassadors and Toastmasters. Everything that I joined pushed me out of my comfort zone but helped me control my attacks from the phobia. I have made many friends through all I do with Independence, Inc. Thank you Independence, Inc. for enriching my life!
















Nicole McNees



My story starts out pretty simple, I’m a woman living in North Dakota and I’ve been here for 4 years now. I have a few differences. One, I’m overweight (down 70 lbs. since the beginning of the year and working on losing more). Two, I suffer from agoraphobia, large crowds send me into a tailspin. I was having trouble finding a job because of that latter difference. So, by suggestion, I turned to Independence, Inc. for help. That is when I met Connie (miss you!), with her help I got a job at a hotel. I felt great! After getting the job, I joined other things Independence, Inc. was offering. I completed Community Leadership Academy, joined IL Ambassadors and Toastmasters. Everything that I joined pushed me out of my comfort zone but helped me control my attacks from the phobia. I have made many friends through all I do with Independence, Inc. Thank you Independence, Inc. for enriching my life!


















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