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Access Living leader elected president of International Disability GroupOn March 6, Access Living’s Marca Bristo was elected President of the United States International Council on Disability (USICD). Committed to international disability rights, USICD is a federation comprised of the leading disability organizations with international agendas and national memberships, government agencies with a deep interest in international disability affairs, and individuals committed to international disability rights. April 28, 2007
Disability Rights Leader honored as Chicagoan of the YearRecognizing her local, national, and international leadership, Chicago Magazine recently honored Marca Bristo as a “Chicagoan of the Year” for 2007. January 25, 2008
DePaul University study of costs and benefits of employing people with disabilities finds few risks to employersA study released on January 28, 2008 conducted by a team of researchers at DePaul University found that employees with disabilities from the healthcare, retail and hospitality sectors in the region were just as dependable and productive as employees without disabilities. February 5, 2008
New Report Identifies Gaps And Inefficient Utilization Of Resources For Illinois’ Developmentally Disabled InitiativesOn Thursday, February 14, the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities hosted a news conference to announce the release of two reports that analyze gaps in services to people with developmental disabilities and that propose recommendations for addressing the gaps. February 18, 2008
Access Living milestone a dream come true for Anton Taylor“It’s like a breath of fresh air,” said Anton Taylor, letting out a small sigh, thinking about his new apartment. Back in early 2004, Taylor moved into a southside nursing home for what he believed to be a short stay. Years later, Taylor was still in the nursing home. March 18, 2008
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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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