In Loving Memory of Marca Bristo

It is with a heavy heart that we share that our founder Marca Bristo passed away on the morning of September 8 from cancer.

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A center of service, advocacy, and social change for people with disabilities led and run by people with disabilities.

We envision a world free from barriers and discrimination – where disability is a respected and natural part of the human experience and people with disabilities are included and valued.

We ignite disability power and pride, provide critical services, and break down systemic barriers to create a stronger, more inclusive society.

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Beloved Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo Dies at 66

CHICAGO — September 8, 2019 —Internationally renowned disability rights leader Marca Bristo died this morning from cancer. Marca founded and…

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Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo Steps Down

Chicago – Marca Bristo, one of the country’s leading advocates for people with disabilities, stepped down earlier this week from…

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Access Living Releases Disability Rights Analysis of CPS 2020 Budget

CHICAGO – Today Access Living published its annual review of the Chicago Public Schools budget for the FY2020 year, highlighting…

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