On May 7th each year, we are charged with breaking down obstacles on National Barrier Awareness Day.
At our Annual Women’s Tea, everyone has a story and everyone’s opinion counts. Sometimes, when we go through health issues we can feel alone. This is a time when we can get together and say, “sister, you are not alone!”
Lois Curtis is a black artist and activist who fought for the right to live in the community and to be provided adequate support. Her case went to the Supreme Court in the now-famous L.C. v. Olmstead decision.
Brad Lomax, a member of the Black Panther Party, was unflinching in his advocacy around Black empowerment and disability rights.
As part of our monthly disability history series, we’re taking a look back at how Medicaid Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Waivers got their start in this country.
Independence Now Founder, Cathy Raggio, reflects on the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990.
As a House subcommittee member, Patricia Laird was only a few feet away from the stage the day the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed at the White House. In honor of the anniversary of the signing of the ADA, Patricia shares her memories from that historic day.
The term Consumer is used by CILs because it clearly shows the person receiving services has control over the process and is making all the decisions.
As the next piece in our Independent Living History series, we feature the key piece of legislation that established Centers for Independent Living.
Ed Roberts is key to knowing the history of Centers for Independent Living as well as our history and philosophy.