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    Call To Action: Please Sign Our Petition to the Bart Board of Directors

    ILRCSF has developed a petition to the BART Board of Directors, demanding that BART remain accessible to ALL Bay Area commuters. Please sign and pass along the link.  BART has long been at the forefront regarding accessibility.  The selection of new cars which would severely restrict access for many, and eliminate access for some, however, is a step in the wrong direction. The disability rights … [Read more...]

    Inaccessibility: The Cost To Us All

    If you're a long time follower or supporter of ILRCSF, you're all too familiar with the emphasis we place on accessibility. Our programs, services, workshops, etc. are as accessible as possible. We want what we offer to the community to be available to the ENTIRE community. We make our resources available in a variety of formats and languages. With advance notice, we  provide ASL interpretation or … [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 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...]

    Expanded eligibility for 2013 scholarships for students who have disabled parents, deadline March 11.

    A message from  the Scholarships Coordinator at Through the Looking Glass:Through the Looking Glass and its National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families have expanded the eligibility requirement for its 2013 Scholarships for Students who have Parents with Disabilities.   In addition to students enrolled in a two- or four-year college, students who … [Read more...]

    Local mom at SF nursing home struggles to keep custody of her kids while she adjusts to paralysis

    The National Council on Disability recently released findings that disabled parents across the US are struggling for their basic right to parent.Disabled parents face bias and custody challengesDAVID CRARY, AP National WriterPosted November 25, 2012 at midnight Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation … [Read more...]

    Moms with disabilities who have toddlers, chance to win gift certificate and contribute to research…

     ARE YOU A MOTHER WITH A PHYSICAL DISABILITY?DO YOU HAVE AT LEAST ONE CHILD 3 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER?Through the Looking Glass and The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families is conducting a national survey of mothers with physical disabilities who have at least one child 36 months of age or younger. You must be 18 years of age or older. Eligible participants who … [Read more...]

    Happy ADA Day!

    On this day, 22 years ago (1990), the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. The ADA is, essentially,civil rights law for people with all kinds of disabilities. The intent of the ADA is to eliminate discrimination and barriers (societal, physical, economic). It has brought about great improvements in the last couple decades, but we still have so far … [Read more...]

    "Dignity cannot wait for better times"

    There is an excellent TEDTalk about the ways in which Assistive  Technology--prosthetic limbs and adaptive factory strategies--empowers an Afghan man to build a better life for himself and his son.A couple of my favorite quotes from the podcast are"Dignity cannot wait for better times" and"We need to increase the production of feet."You can watch the video … [Read more...]

    Original Artwork Project by Children of Parents with Disabilities

    For parents with disabilities, here's an opportunity for your child to submit original artwork, with a possibility of getting a certificate of recognition as well as their artwork featured on a web site! Check out the information below for more information."Through the Looking Glass -- the National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families – announces a unique opportunity for … [Read more...]