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Jun 17, 2015, 16:22 ET A2I Transitions 500 Individuals with Disabilities from Institutions to Independence

 Transitioning approximately 500 people with disabilities from institutions to their own homes makes Access to Independence's (A2I) 10-year...


May 26, 2015, 11:00 ET Independent Living Centers Advocate to Break Down Mobility Barriers for Californians with Disabilities

Transportation and mobility play key roles in the struggle for civil rights and equal opportunity in the disability community. As the nation...


Apr 13, 2015, 13:16 ET Partnerships and Positive Outcomes of Health Initiative Lead to Independent Living

People with disabilities and minorities often experience healthcare disparities such as lower rates of screening, difficulty accessing services and...


Mar 23, 2015, 13:09 ET ABLE Act Proposes a Better Economic Future for Californians with Disabilities

For the first time, many Californians with disabilities may be allowed to save more than $2,000 without losing their eligibility for Medicaid,...


Feb 11, 2015, 16:35 ET Independent Living Centers Pave The Way For Older Individuals With Blindness To Live Independently

More than ever, older Californians are facing the threat of blindness from age-related eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular...