Press Releases

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, 916-445-0142, State Independent Living Council (SILC)

SILC Legislative Specialist Cheryl Kasai was awarded a grant to attend the Georgetown University Leadership Academy in Santa Fe, NM, from April 30 to May 4, 2018.

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, 916-445-0142, State Independent Living Council (SILC)

The California State Independent Living Council (SILC) encourages public comments during the in-person council meeting in Sacramento, California.  At this meeting, we provide an opportunity for the public to provide insights, share concerns and help shape future independent living programs in California.

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, 916-445-0142, State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Sacramento – With nearly 300,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and the number of new SCIs estimated to reach 12,500 annually, the role of Independent Living Centers (ILCs) like Southern California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is increasingly important. SCRS-IL is one of 28 ILCs in California opening doors to independence for individuals with SCIs by providing a range of programs and services, notably assistive technology services and education.

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, 916-445-0142, State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Sacramento – Amid the frenzy of school shopping and signing up for classes and activities, students with disabilities and their families are joining forces with California Independent Living Centers, such as Community Access Center (CAC) in Riverside, to ensure students receive everything they need for their academic success. CAC offers students of all ages individualized programs and support services for tackling the hurdles that interfere with learning and ultimate independence.

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, 916-445-0142, State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Sacramento – California’s Independent Living Centers (ILCs) have been gearing up for months to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25). To mark the ground-breaking decision, the ILCs are hosting ADA25 events ranging from festivals to conferences and exhibits to educational forums and more. Celebrations started in March and will continue beyond the anniversary of the ADA’s enactment on July 26.

For Immediate Release:
Contact: Liz Pazdral, Executive Director, 916-445-0142, State Independent Living Council (SILC)

Sacramento – Transitioning approximately 500 people with disabilities from institutions to their own homes makes Access to Independence’s (A2I) 10-year effort a powerful testament to independent living.  As one of 28 Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in California, A2I’s work champions the 1999 Supreme Court Olmstead Decision, which prohibits the segregation of people with disabilities in institutions as discriminatory and in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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