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Advocacy Alerts

Happy New Year! Public Testimony Opportunity on Community Integration in Illinois

01.04.22

Access Living friends and allies, Happy 2022! This year, our advocacy work is starting off with a bang. Not only is...

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Update & Action Alert From the National Council on Independent Living: Build Back Better Act Package Includes HCBS Funding

11.01.21

Dear Access Living friends and allies, Today we are sharing important updates about the Build Back Better Act from The...

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Illinois Action Alert TODAY, 9/3: Ask Congress to Support Community Living

09.03.21

Access Living friends and allies, Today, we need Illinois advocates' help to ensure that key members of Congress from Illinois...

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Disability 101

08.24.20

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) defines disability as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more...

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Updates from Access Living: Recovery Checks, Congress, Emergency Backup PAs

04.14.20

Dear Access Living friends and allies, Today, we have a few important updates for you. Read on. What to Know...

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During Covid-19 Pandemic Community Supports Team Continues to Meet Consumer Needs

04.13.20

Roshaynae Hammond is Access Living’s Manager of Community Supports. She works on our service team and oversees the delivery of...

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Action Alert: Contact Congress About the Money Follows the Person Program

03.13.20

Hello everyone, it's a good day for some online and phone calling advocacy! Check out this important action alert below...

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The 2020 Census is Vital for People with Disabilities

01.24.20

2020 is a census year, which means the federal government is going to try and count every person in every...

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Ed Roberts: A Pioneer for Equality

01.23.20

Every January 23rd we celebrate Ed Roberts Day to honor the man frequently called the father of the Independent Living...

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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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