A leader in the independent living movement for people with disabilities, IndependenceFirst is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Milwaukee, WI. IndependenceFirst advocates for the rights of and access for people with disabilities. Over 50% of its office staff, management and Board have disabilities themselves. IndependenceFirst provides direct services to people with disabilities in the Milwaukee region and a few statewide services. The organization has a large local, regional, statewide and national advocacy role.