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    2015 – ILRCSF’s Year in Review

    Darnell* was born with multiple physical disabilities which didn't stop him from living an independent life and becoming a successful engineer. At 53, the physical effects of his disabilities began to escalate. The pain, coupled with a rapid loss of mobility forced him to give up the career he'd loved. He applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and, to his surprise, he was turned … [Read more...]

    Sustainable Development and People with Disabilities

    A few days ago, The United Nations held The Sustainable Development Summit. Diplomats from all over the globe met in New York City to agree on 17 goals by which they hope to bring about positive change in the world, and improve the quality of life for all. This is not the first time the U.N. has met and set goals of this type.  It is, however, the first time that disability and people living with … [Read more...]

    ADA 25: President Obama Speaks about The Americans with Disabilities Act

    https://youtu.be/AKyBrk6ntaM … [Read more...]

    Facebook Gets It Right

    The world's most popular social networking platform, Facebook, has launched an online project which highlights various real-life examples of people using Facebook to form friendships, find old friends, or keep in touch with friends in far-flung places. Among the stories featured in Facebook Stories is a piece about ILRCSF Executive Director, who had the pleasure of spending time with Facebook … [Read more...]

    In Praise of Small Things

    ILRCSF is a small organization that is proud of big accomplishments. While the Laguna Honda lawsuit and settlement had an impact on disability rights on a national scale, it is important to remember and honor small accomplishments.  We work towards a fully accessible society not only on a systemic level. We provide support, information and advocacy to individuals who are working to establish or … [Read more...]

    Call To Action – Speak Up About Home and Community-Based Settings

    New Rules about Home and Community Based (HCB) Settings New federal rules say that community settings (including assisted living and group homes & day and work programs) must give people choice, privacy, and independence.  People also have a right to have a say in their planning and to be included into their communities. What Do the New Rules Say? The new federal rules say that HCB settings … [Read more...]

    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 … [Read more...]

    Looking for Volunteers

    On Thursday, June 26th, members of ILRCSF staff attended a volunteer fair hosted by Wells Fargo Bank. In an effort to encourage employees to volunteer their time to various community organizations, Wells Fargo not only provides staff with a certain number of paid volunteer hours every year, but invites members of the not-for-profit community to attend on-site volunteer recruitment events. It was a … [Read more...]

    An Important Ally Chimes in

    As we've been reporting and speaking to the press about, ILRCSF is at the forefront of the move to make sure that the new BART cars are fully accessible to ALL commuters. ILRCSF Executive Director Jessie Lorenz has been and continues to be an outspoken advocate for accessible public transportation, and has helped this particular issue become one that many people in the Bay Area are now talking … [Read more...]

    The Move: A Splash of Color

    I've just scheduled with our IT contractors to finish the set-up at our new home at 825 Howard Street, well in advance, so that we're ready to do business on our move-in date in July.  Construction is going full speed ahead - actually a little ahead of schedule -  and the Oakstone crew are doing a tremendous job.  The last time I visited the site, all the framing for the walls was set up, and the … [Read more...]