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Aug 25, 2015, 11:00 ET Independent Living Centers and Students with Disabilities Team Up to Pave the Way to School Success

 Amid the frenzy of school shopping and signing up for classes and activities, students with disabilities and their families are joining forces...


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...


Aug 27, 2014, 12:25 ET Youth With Disabilities Sharpen Skills To Meet The School Year Head On

As high school and college campuses across the state gear up for the new school year, several Southern California students with disabilities are...


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...