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  • Tuesday, August 07, 2018 3:57 PM | Anonymous

    Kodiak Daily Mirror  Friday July 27th

    Kodiak hosts first Disability Celebration

    KDM Article Disability Pride Celebration.pdf

  • Thursday, July 26, 2018 9:21 AM | Anonymous

    "Today, July 26th, marks the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.  The ADA gives civil rights protections and assures equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities for access to business, employment, transportation, government programs and services and telecommunications." (DRA Disability Rights Advocates)

    Systems Advocacy is work focused on making positive changes to safeguard and improve societal conditions for people with disabilities.  Many organizations like the Independent Living Center engage in systems advocacy to address a variety of issues.  The Independent Living philosophy is one of empowerment where peers come together to work for positive change.  It is this principal that the nation wide Independent Living movement was founded and from which our agency takes its name.  While ILC has a dedicated staff that provide a variety of services, it is central to our mission to bring together members of our community to work together for positive change.  Whether it is improved access, voting rights, or accessible recreation, ILC invites participation from the communities we serve.  Today as we celebrate the progress that has been made by the implementation of the ADA,  and we acknowledge that there is more to do.

    You can get involved by calling your local ILC office.  You can also support us by donating to ILC.  Please join us for our ILC / TRAILS Community Picnic on August 16th at Soldotna Creek park.

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2018 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    Peninsula Clarion article about the Soldotna Disability Pride Event.

    Kenai Peninsula Disability Pride Event

  • Monday, July 16, 2018 2:31 PM | Anonymous
    It's July which means the light is long, the fish are running and we have the ILC summer 2018 Newsletter.   Enjoy.

    ILCNewsletter_ Summer_July2018.pdf

  • Monday, July 02, 2018 9:39 AM | Anonymous

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018 10:24 AM | Anonymous

    The ILC Trails program has offices in Homer and Seward and we provide a variety of opportunities for people to get out and to recreate.  We offer short events such as crafts and walks and Tai Chi, and we offer adventure trips called One Hit Wonders (OHW).  Recent OHW trips have been a railroad adventure across the Alaska interior, Horse camp in Cooper landing and there are more coming up this summer.    See the "Point of View" editorial in the Homer News by Homer TRAILS coordinator Tela Bacher.  Homer News "Point of View"

    Also check out our TRAILS Page  and our TRAILS Videos and then contact us and join us on an upcoming adventure.  

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    The SILC, Statewide Independent Living Council, is meeting and The focus of the meeting will be the development of a new independent living state plan and they would like to hear from you!  What works? What isn’t working? All comments are appreciated and can include issues related to transportation, employment, housing, or other areas of concern.   

    CALL IN 
    June 7th from 12:30-1:00 or 5:00-6:00.

    1-800-392-4560, pass code 2632011#.

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2018 10:42 AM | Anonymous

    Here and Now Public Radio story from 6/6/18: 

    A Bike Accident Left This ER Doctor Paralyzed. Now He's Back At Work.

    Here and Now: Dr. Grossman's Story

  • Tuesday, June 05, 2018 12:34 PM | Anonymous

    Here is a newsletter highlight;

    Alaska Interagency Transition Council Newsletter

    News from the Alaska Interagency Transition Council

    The Alaska Interagency Transition Council (AITC) has been working with the National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) to sup-port the work the council does to promote sharing of resources and in-formation around secondary transition services for students with disabili-ties. NTACT is funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and the Rehabilitation Services Ad-ministration (RSA). Go to NTACT’s website to download evidence-based practices to improve outcomes of students with disabilities including lesson plans to toolkits full of resources for your students. You can sign up for a weekly eBlast that shares resources and webinars in which you can participate. To sign up for eBlast, scroll to the bottom of the first page of NTACT’s webpage and click on the link under “Keep in Touch”. NTACT looks forward to Alaska teachers and VR counselors accessing these products!

    Download and Read the Newsletter.  2018 May AITC Newsletter.pdf

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2018 8:53 AM | Anonymous

    The Alaska State Ombudsman has released a report chronicling and aiming to fix issues within the Division of Public Assistance.

    KTVA Article Newslink

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