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Beloved Disability Rights Leader Marca Bristo Dies at 66

09.08.19

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

08.29.19

Chicago - Marca Bristo, one of the country's leading advocates for people with disabilities, stepped down earlier this week from...

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Reports & Studies

Access Living Releases Disability Rights Analysis of CPS 2020 Budget

08.26.19

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

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Disability Solidarity in the Wake of Mass Shootings

08.06.19

Dear Access Living friends and allies, Like millions across the country, we were deeply shocked after the mass shootings in...

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Reflecting on the Americans with Disabilities Act

07.26.19

Access Living today celebrates the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark civil rights legislation that set the...

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Olmstead Decision

06.22.19

Tomorrow, June 22, we at Access Living will remember and celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most important civil rights U.S. Supreme...

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Ford Foundation Appoints Marca Bristo to its Board of Trustees

06.20.19

NEW YORK — The Ford Foundation announced today that Marca Bristo has been elected to serve as members of its...

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Policy Positions & Legal Cases

Disability Organization Appeals Its Dismissal from Uber Lawsuit

06.12.19

CHICAGO – Chicago disability nonprofit Access Living today appealed its dismissal from a lawsuit against Uber Technologies, Inc. for violations...

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Independent Living History

05.31.19

This history of the independent living movement stems from the fundamental principle that people with disabilities are entitled to the...

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Press Releases & Statements

Access Living Supports Governor JB Pritzker’s Fair Tax Plan

05.08.19

Over the course of many years, Access Living has seen state funding for human services reduced to the point where...

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