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    A Community Farewell and Future Directions

    Dear Friend of ILRCSF,   After many years of working in the disability community of San Francisco, I have decided to move on and will be leaving ILRCSF in July. My priorities are shifting towards focusing on writing and being able to spend more time with my daughter and the rest of my family.   Over the course of my time with ILRCSF there have been many exciting … [Read more...]

    Ride Sharing: A Teaching Moment

    This afternoon, I ordered an Uber ride home from Trader Joe's. When my car arrived, I asked the driver - a young woman - to help me put my cart of groceries in the trunk. It's a very small cart, and probably weighed all of 15 lbs, but I have a hidden disability which limits how much I can lift, and also limits my range of motion. Lifting even that seemingly minor weight, and moving it up and over … [Read more...]

    Tips For Flu Season

    Flu season is upon us, yet again. Seniors and people with certain disabilities may be at high risk of catching the flu. We urge all of our friends in the community to follow the advice of their doctors, both for preventing illness and, for those who do contract the flu, for making a full recovery. If you have an appointment at ILRCSF, but feel unwell, please contact us and let us know you can't … [Read more...]

    Take ILRCSF’s Ride Share Advocacy Survey!

    Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco is collecting information about the experiences of people with disabilities using Uber and other ride share services. The purpose of this data collection is to make Uber and other ride share services more accessible for all. Thus, we are looking for both your positive and negative experiences to better inform our next steps with this project. A link … [Read more...]

    San Francisco Women Against Rape & Sins Invalid offer: We Belong to Ourselves

    We Belong to Ourselves is a support group for all women and femme-of-center* with disabilities who are survivors of sexual violence. This group will offer survivors with disabilities a supportive place to share our experiences, listen to the experiences of other survivors, and use our strength as disabled people to empower our healing process. We welcome women and femmes / femme-of-center* … [Read more...]

    Our Lives Are Worth Living

    Our own Jessie Lorenz had a powerful op-ed piece in the SF Examiner.  What are your feelings about the state of healthcare access in the the USA, as it relates to people with disabilities? We'd love to hear your story and, if you're involved in any kind of advocacy related to healthcare access, tell us about it. Advocacy by the disability community has been a huge success story of 2017, … [Read more...]

    National Disability Voter Registration Week – Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

    In an effort to connect with voters with disabilities, the Department of Elections is participating with the San Francisco Main Library for National Disability Voter Registration Week and encouraging people with disabilities to REV UP, or Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! On July 18th from 5-6 p.m. look for SF Elections at the Main Library Atrium where they will be demonstrating … [Read more...]

    Upcoming Muni Fare Changes: January 1, 2017

    The SFMTA will be implementing fare changes on January 1, 2017 as approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors in this fiscal year’s budget). Our existing reduced fare programs, including the Lifeline pass and Free Muni for eligible low- and moderate-income youth, seniors and persons with disabilities remain. As part of Muni fare changes, single-trip Muni fares paid with a Clipper … [Read more...]

    Call To Action: Advocate for Medicare Coverage of Wheelchairs

    The problem: Right now, Medicare is looking to put wheelchairs and other CRT into competitive bidding which just doesn't work when we need very unique and customized chairs. For example, Medicare categorizes all the "accessories" under the same code, even though they're very different. For example, people need very different headrests. Some people just need a basic headrest that allows the to put … [Read more...]

    Seeking Volunteers to Participate in Election Observation

    The Secretary of State is once again conducting Election Day Observation for the General Election and hopes to observe in all 58 California counties.  Election Observation is a vital part of the election services that the Secretary of State provides to the citizens of California.  With the November 8, 2016 General Election upon us, we are seeking volunteers to serve as Observers in counties … [Read more...]