Executive Director


Executive Director

Hello, I am Dr. Dennis W. Atkins, Executive Director of Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence (DCAI) and Disabled Citizens Alliance for Independence Foundation. Our two non-for profit organizations provide services for people with disabilities and those in need. It gives me great pleasure to serve as the Executive Director and live the Independent Living Philosophy.

My work experience includes 34 years working for American Family Insurance Company and the last few years serving as the Executive Director for DCAI. In 1979 I was diagnosed with an eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa. Since 1979 my vision has slowly deteriorated until now I can only see shadows, light and dark. I have personally lived with a very challenging eye disease and whole heartedly support encouraging people with disabilities to live their lives to the fullest. People with disabilities should have the choice of living in their own homes, continuing their careers and playing a role in the communities in where they live. I hope every person with a disability will endorse and live the Independent Living Philosophy.

Our organization is very focused on meeting the needs of your loved ones as well as yourself. You will find a very dedicated employee and management staff here at our organization. Our Board of Directors for which I answer also have physical disabilities. Our requirements are 51% of our staff and board members must have a physical disability. This requirement allows our staff and Board of Directors to understand and encourage others with physical disabilities.

Please contact our organization if we can answer any of your questions about our services that we offer. If you would like to learn more about me individually please feel free to check out my personal website, dennisatkins.com.

Welcome to our organization.

Dr. Dennis W. Atkins, Executive Director