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

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    ILRCSF Adds Legal Services to Our Disability Advocacy Toolbelt

    For a long time, now, we at ILRCSF have had a desire to offer on-site legal services to people with disabilities. Many consumers come to us with questions and circumstances - mostly having to do with benefits - that require the services of an attorney. Over the years, we've provided such consumers with a list of lawyers they could contact. This often means that we never find out how consumers fair … [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...]

    The Move – IT’S HAPPENING

    2013 was a banner year for ILRCSF. We reached out to our friends asking for support for our dream - a move to a purpose-built, ground-floor, accessible location in San Francisco's SOMA district.  Detractors said this was too big a dream. As disability rights activists, we believe in dreaming big. After all, people with disabilities aren't striving for a partially accessible community, but … [Read more...]

    Chris Downey talks about Designing WithThe Blind In Mind

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    Why the CRPD Matters

    Imagine the scene: a spacious office at a not-for-profit organization focusing on the rights of people with disabilities. A small group is gathered in this office to participate in a strategic phone conference about the significance of the United States ratifying a U.N. treaty which proposes to guarantee, on a global scale, the rights of people with disabilities. It's something of an honor to have … [Read more...]

    International Hoarding and Cluttering Conference

    This year, the International Hoarding and Cluttering Conference will be held in San Francisco. This conference appears to be particularly valuable because of it's peer-based component. Participants will include not only those from the psychiatric or social service communities,  but those who live with hoarding and cluttering issues and … [Read more...]

    Micro units to be built in SF, a good idea?

    A recent article in the Press Democrat explains that micro-aartments are on the horizon for San Francisco:SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco could soon be home to some of the tiniest apartments in the country: studios for up to two people that include a bathroom, kitchen and a minimalist living area measuring 10 feet by 15 feet.The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved legislation allowing … [Read more...]

    Upcoming Mayor’s Disability Council meeting

    The Mayor's Disability Council meets Friday, October 19th, 2012 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.City Hall, Room 4001 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett PlaceSan Francisco, CA  94102The MDC meeting will feature presentations on the City's Community-Based Transitional Care Program and the SF Department of Public Health Supportive Housing Programs; as well as a presentation by the SF Department of Elections on … [Read more...]

    Next MDC meeting to focus on supportive housing

    The next Mayor's Disability Council meeting will focus a different supportive housing programs in SF.  These programs provide housing with built-in social services and attendant care for persons with various disabilities who require this level of assistance. The meeting agenda is below. Public comment is always welcome.AGENDA Regular Meeting ofMayor’s Disability … [Read more...]