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2010 Annual Report Past is Prologue: 30 years of pride, independent living, and social change December 16, 2010
2013-Nussbaum-Reader-Cover-2 2013 “Lead On!” Honoree feature of Chicago Reader cover storyAuthor and Activist Susan Nussbaum is featured in the cover story for the May 30 issue of the Chicago Reader. A former Access Living employee and the founder of the Empowered Fe Fes, Nussbaum is a 2013 “Lead On!” Honoree. May 31, 2013
20th Anniversary ADA CelebrationsAround the country this summer, the community has celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. August 10, 2010
A Huge Step Forward for People with Mental IllnessHistoric agreement reached to transition Illinois residents unnecessarily housed in large, impersonal nursing homesLast week was a good week for people with mental illness in Illinois. On Thursday, a federal judge granted preliminary approval for an historic agreement between the State of Illinois and thousands of people with psychiatric disabilities represented by a number of advocacy groups, including Access Living, and a private law firm - led, in this case, by the ACLU of Illinois - that will give thousands of people with mental illness an opportunity, if they choose, to move out of large, private nursing homes and into community-based settings. This agreement marks a sea change in Illinois state policy - which for far too long has relied on troubled, sometimes dangerous nursing homes to serve people with mental illness. June 14, 2010
A message for personal assistants regarding W-2 FormsW-2 information for Personal Assistants January 15, 2010
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2014-Springfield-March26-Vincent Access Living statement in response to Budget Address Urges support for services that promote independence for people with disabilitiesStatement of Access Living regarding Illinois Budget and services that support community living for people with disabilities March 31, 2014
New Employment Regulations for people with disabilities go into affectRules designed to improve employment outcomes for people with disabilitiesBusinesses that work with the Federal Government will be required to set goals to employ people with disabilities at a rate of seven percent under new regulations of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rules went in to effect on March 24. March 25, 2014
Disability community nationwide remembers victims of domestic violenceDisability community members in cities across the United States will hold vigils on Saturday, March 1 to honor the lives of disabled people killed by their families and caretakers. March 1, 2014
Access Living Supports Illinois Home Care System in Supreme Court Friend of the Court Brief
Access Living joined a brief filed on December 30, 2013 in the United States Supreme Court in support of the Illinois home care system in the case of Harris V. Quinn (Supreme Court Case No. 11-681).
January 9, 2014
2013-FeFes-HealthCareAccess-3 Women with disabilities call for better access to Health Care March through UIC Medical District highlights disparitiesOn October 11, the Empowered Fe-Fes will led a march through the University of Illinois Medical District to highlight health care disparities that face women with disabilities. October 11, 2013
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