Category Archives: Community Resources

Resources for people with disabilities.

Accessible Home Ownership Seminar

If you tend to think you’ll never be able to afford to own a home or that you couldn’t find a home that meets your accessibility needs, this free seminar is for you.  Come learn how to find an accessible … Continue reading

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Safety and Self-Defense Workshop

Berkeley’s Center for Independent Living (CIL) is hosting a workshop on Safety and Self-Defense for seniors and people with disabilities.  Participants will be taught how to: Assess situations and respond quickly Project awareness and confidence Stop unwanted attention Use voice … Continue reading

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Chatterbox

Through the Looking Glass (TLG), a nationally-recognized center for families with disabilities, is offering a new free program, called Chatterbox, for parents with learning difficulties or intellectual disabilities and their young children. TLG describes the program this way:  Chatterbox is a parent-child … Continue reading

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“A Better Mousetrap” for the Jobs Market

There’s something new afoot in the jobs market.  A better mousetrap, so to speak.  Venturocket.com is offering a completely new way for job seekers and employers to connect with each other that eliminates the worst part of the process for both parties. … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Sitting

Recent scientific studies have shown that sitting for long periods, even for two hours, is unhealthy.   According to the Mayo Clinic, any extended sitting–whether behind a desk at work, in front of a TV or in a wheelchair–can be linked with a number of … Continue reading

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Know Your Employment Rights (in ASL)

The Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center has created six “know your rights” videos in American Sign Language (ASL) with English captioning.  These videos, the first of their kind in the nation, provide critical legal information on a variety of employment … Continue reading

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Housing Workshop 101

If finding suitable housing is a concern of yours, you should know about the Housing Workshop 101 offered by the Center for Independent Living (CIL).  Conducted by Housing Consultant Max Dolan, some of the topics covered include: Housing subsidy information … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Recipe?

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “You are what you eat.”  If you think about it, it does make sense–after all, our body components are built from and maintained by the nutrients we take in.  What we eat is very important … Continue reading

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Free Cell Phone and Service!

California residents who receive Supplemental Security Income, food stamps (SNAP), MediCal or other public assistance, or who meet certain income guidelines, can receive free cell phones through the federal Lifeline* program provided by Assurance Wireless.  Roughly 4.6 million California households … Continue reading

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Tax Provisions for People with Disabilities

Tax season is upon us once again, so let’s have a look at some items that may be of help to you or your loved ones with disabilities. The IRS website puts just about everything you could want to know … Continue reading

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