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    ILRCSF Goes Global

    Over the years, ILRCSF has hosted visiting disability advocates from all over the world:  New Zealand, Taiwan, Scotland, Malaysia, The Netherlands…. Yesterday, we were honored to host a group of delegates from The Ministry of Health and Welfare – The Republic of Korea (South Korea.)  Of the 15 delegates – all experts in various fields relating to disability –  only a few spoke or understood English , and no one on ILRCSF staff speaks or understand Korean. With the help of an excellent interpreter, ILRCSF staff were able to communicate easily, give presentations, and partake in a wonderful Q&A session with the group.

    Our visitors, who are all knowledgable about The Independent Living philosophy, were curious about the variety of programs we offer, how the ADA provides people with disabilities with certain rights pertaining to housing, the workplace, etc, how not-for-profits are funded, how the benefits system and IHSS operate, assistive technology and its role in helping people establish independence and, especially, ILRCSF’s strong commitment to peer support and full inclusion.

    This was a lively and enjoyable visit, and only the first of such events at our new location. In the coming months, we will be receiving visitors from both China and Vietnam.

    ILRCSF staff members and the delegation from South Korea, after an afternoon of presentations and discussion.

    ILRCSF staff members and the delegation from South Korea, after an afternoon of presentations and discussion.

    ILRCSF is always happy to connect with colleagues from other locales. If you’re planning to be in the Bay Area and would like to arrange such a visit, please contact us ahead of time to schedule a tour and presentation to suit your needs. Send all inquiries to Lana@ilrcsf.org

     

     

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