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    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...]

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

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

    Press Release from the “Save CCSF” Coalition

    For community members following educational access issues concerning City College of San Francisco's accreditation status, ILRCSF is posting the press release below. ### PRESS RELEASE For immediate release For Wednesday, May 28, 2014 CONTACT: Wendy Kaufmyn: (510) 714-8687 Tarik Farrar: (510) 388-1690 www.saveccsf.org Save CCSF Coalition asserts that the ACCJC is a failed institution and … [Read more...]

    Disability Mobility News–ILRCSF On The Advocacy Front, BART Cars of the Future and Much More

    San Francisco Bay Guardian Online writer Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez addresses diminishing transit options for people with disabilities in San Francisco. Transit options for wheelchair users and people with disabilities are under threat in the Bay Area, and riders are losing ground on multiple transit fronts. To read the entire article, visit San Francisco Bay Guardian Online  here: … [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...]

    Scholarship Opportunity

    Through The Looking Glass offers college scholarships to students who are the children of a parent with a disability.  While approximately 600 students apply every year, there are only 15 scholarships awarded so, if you're interested, start working on your application and essay, now - the application due date for 2014 is March 17th, which isn't all that far away. Through the Looking Glass (TLG) … [Read more...]

    Why ILRCSF Opposes Section 511

    The Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF) strongly opposes the addition of Section 511 to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Section 511 is an amendment currently being considered by Congress during the 2013 reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act. ILRCSF opposes Section 511 because it enshrines the practice of paying people with disabilities subminimum wages in another piece … [Read more...]