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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...


Nov 19, 2012, 12:05 ET Independent Living Centers Work To Ensure Veterans Never Hear "That's Not Our Service"

California's 29 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) serve as disability experts to veterans and their families while working hard to ensure they...


Sep 25, 2012, 13:43 ET Increasing Demand Calls For Increased Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Services

Jo Black, Executive Director of the Independent Living Resource Center, Inc., pauses when she thinks about meeting the future demand for deaf and...


Aug 13, 2012, 12:22 ET Affordable, Accessible Housing Increasingly Out Of Reach For People With Disabilities

People living with disabilities face a significant problem - the lack of affordable, accessible housing. Approximately 54 million Americans have at...


Jun 26, 2012, 16:55 ET ILCs See Opportunity To Further Olmstead Decision In Coordinated Care Initiative

 For most Californians, June marks the start of summer vacation, picnics, family trips and the end of homework assignments. But for...


May 24, 2012, 16:23 ET Peers Underscored As An Effective Counseling Tool

 With approximately one in four adults suffering from a diagnosable mental health disorder, coupled with restrictive funding and high case...


Mar 05, 2012, 12:32 ET Frequency, Severity and Cost of Brain Injuries Demand Increased Awareness

 A brain injury can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere in the world. According to the Brain Injury Association of...