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

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    ADA 25: A Humbling Invitation

    At the invitation of President Barack Obama,  Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco will mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act at a special White House Reception on Monday, July 20 at 3:15pm (EST), represented by its Executive Director Jessie Lorenz. “What a difference a quarter century makes,” said Lorenz. “In the last 25 years since the ADA was first … [Read more...]

    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...]

    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...]

    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...]

    ILRCSF Chimes in on Laura’s Law

    The following is a letter submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, regarding The City's attempt to implement Laura's Law.   Dear Supervisors, Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco (ILRCSF), an advocacy agency for persons with disabilities, joins such organizations as Disability Rights California, California Association of Patient Rights Advocates, and Mental … [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...]

    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...]