News from california state independent living council

Jun 10, 2014, 12:05 ET

Independent Living Centers Champion Olmstead Decision All Year Long

Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court called upon the Americans with Disabilities Act as the basis for the Olmstead Decision, declaring that...

May 22, 2014, 12:08 ET

Independent Living Centers Provide Proven Alternatives for Individuals with Mental Health Disabilities to Live Well and Independently

Too often, individuals with mental health disabilities who are in crisis end up in mental health facilities, living on the streets or incarcerated...

Apr 23, 2014, 12:49 ET

Traveling Poses a Unique Set of Challenges for People with Blindness

 Getting from "here to there" can be challenging and require patience from most everyone. But for people with blindness or visual impairment,...

Mar 31, 2014, 12:22 ET

It's a "Family Affair" at Independent Living Centers for People with Disabilities and Their Families

Managing the daily challenges of life can be stressful and overwhelming. And for approximately 4.8 million people living with disabilities in...

Feb 20, 2014, 14:17 ET

Independent Living Centers Help Obliterate Obstacles to Aging with Disabilities in Rural Communities

As California baby boomers enter their senior years, many will face the unique challenges of living independently in rural areas. According to the...

Jan 22, 2014, 16:12 ET

Independent Living Centers Keep Ed Roberts' Vision Alive

In the mid-seventies, Ed Roberts, Father of the Independent Living Movement, was hired as a state director and asked if he was planning to become a...

Dec 17, 2013, 14:08 ET

Independent Living Centers - Matchmakers Making A Big Difference

To live a more independent life and remain in their homes, many individuals with disabilities require assistance to tackle daily activities such as...

Nov 13, 2013, 12:47 ET

Independent Living Centers View Partnerships As Key To Ensuring "No Wrong Door" For California Veterans Seeking Services

 California's veterans deserve timely access to services since they served us when we needed them most. Gateways to veterans services rely on...

Oct 07, 2013, 13:38 ET

Independent Living Centers "Equal To The Task" Of Increasing Employment Opportunities For Californians With Disabilities

 California currently ranks last in the nation for employing people with disabilities. Despite the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities...

Sep 10, 2013, 13:06 ET

Independent Living Centers Play A Vital Role In Helping Students Transition Out Of High School

Although school just started for the 499,275 California students enrolled in grade 12, as projected by the California Department of Education,...

Aug 08, 2013, 17:54 ET

Minor Home Modification Program Makes Major Impact

With a goal of making homes safer and more accessible and affordable for individuals living with disabilities to remain in their homes and connect...

Jul 16, 2013, 14:50 ET

Disability Organizing Network And Independent Living Centers Focus On Building Accessible Communities

 As the disability community prepares to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July...

Jun 13, 2013, 18:38 ET

Independent Living Centers: Furthering Olmstead Decision As Cost-Effective Coordinators Of Care

With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act in California and a spotlight on managed care, Independent Living Centers (ILCs) have an...

May 22, 2013, 18:35 ET

Small Miracles Have Big Impact For Individuals Living With Mental Health Disabilities

 Just as physical disabilities can be an obstacle to living independently, so can mental health disabilities. With approximately 25 percent, or...

Apr 15, 2013, 12:28 ET

Advocating For Transportation Systems Change

Elevators on subways stop working, bus stops aren't announced and pathways or sidewalks are inaccessible. Every day, these types of problems create...

Apr 01, 2013, 16:09 ET

State Independent Living Council Announces Important Seminar

Sign up for a seminar on the development of the State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL).  The SPIL seminar for 2014-2016 will provide a map...

Apr 01, 2013, 13:53 ET

El Concejo Estatal de Vida Independiente Anuncia un Seminario Importante

 Únase a un seminario sobre el desarrollo del Plan Estatal para la Vida Independiente (State Plan for Independent Living; SPIL, por sus...

Mar 18, 2013, 09:00 ET

Traumatic Brain Injury Signs Are Often Misinterpreted Or Ignored

 Given an estimated 225,000 Californians living with traumatic brain injury (TBI), it's hard to understand how the signs of TBIs can be missed,...

Jan 22, 2013, 12:39 ET

Ed Roberts' Legacy Lives on in Youths Living with Disabilities

 With the January birthday of Ed Roberts, "the father of the disability rights movement," Sara Moussavian reflects on the day she was leaving...

Dec 13, 2012, 17:00 ET

California's Seniors Place Increased Demand on Personal Assistant Services

California's 65 years and older population has increased to approximately 11.4 percent, and with that increase comes greater demand for personal...

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