Independent Living

Three Promising Practices: Materials and Recordings

October 21, 2015
DREDF, on behalf of the Aging and Disability Partnership for Managed Long Term Services and Supports presented three free live webcasts that took place on August 27, September 24 and October 14, 2015. The webinars explored promising collaborations among Independent Living Centers, Medicaid Managed Care Organizations, Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, and clinical settings.

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September 22 Webinar Materials Available

September 23, 2015
The webinar covered the consumer protections provided under the CCI. The webinar also provided a detailed summary of what benefits will be provided by Cal MediConnect plans and a review of what long term services and supports are being integrated into managed care.

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Promising Practices: Webinar #1 Recording and Materials

September 3, 2015
Webinar Recording and Materials 8/27/15
Promising Practices: The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), a rural collaboration between the Independent Living Center—FREED, Area 4 Agency on Aging, and other LTSS and safety net providers, Grass Valley, California

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Enhance Rehabilitation Research at the National Institutes of Health

May 22, 2013
DRRC and DREDF enthusiastically support the introduction of S. 1027 because we believe the time is now to enhance the stature and visibility of rehabilitation research at the world's premier medical research agency and, by so doing, send a clear and unequivocal message that rehabilitation services and devices are critical to the health of people with disabilities, chronic conditions, illnesses and injuries. Access to rehabilitation is the key to full functioning, independent living, return to work and a high quality of life.

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Center for Independent Living, et al., v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

July 25, 2012
DREDF and co-counsel filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. on behalf of the Center for Independent Living and two individuals to address a widespread problem that impacts core concerns for wheelchair and scooter users: independence and privacy at point-of-sale terminals (POS). POS machines that are not at accessible heights make it difficult or impossible for wheelchair and scooter users to independently and privately check out using a credit or debit card. When POS machines are out of reach, people must disclose their confidential PIN to cashiers or rely on others to verify and authorize payments.

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Center for Independent Living, et al., v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

July 25, 2012
On the eve of the ADA's 22nd anniversary, DREDF, with Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) and Lewis Feinberg Lee Renaker & Jackson, has filed Center for Independent Living, et al., v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. that calls for the retail giant to ensure equal access to shoppers with mobility disabilities. The primary goal of the case is to make Wal-Mart's point–of–sale terminals accessible to people who use wheelchairs and scooters.

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Healthcare Stories Launch

July 2, 2012
We are pleased to announce the launch of HEALTHCARE STORIES – free, downloadable short videos that illustrate as no policy paper can, the obstacles and barriers that still stand in the way of getting appropriate health care for many people with disabilities.

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Groundbreaking Settlement Agreement with San Francisco

September 18, 2008
San Francisco, California — Today in federal district court, Judge William H. Alsup granted final approval of the settlement agreement in the civil rights class action filed to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities at Laguna Honda Hospital, Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco. The settlement will greatly increase community-based housing and service options in San Francisco as well as improve coordination of care.

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Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco

September 18, 2008
Judge Alsup approved the settlement agreement in Chambers et al. v. City and County of San Francisco. The settlement will prevent unnecessary institutionalization and increase community-based housing and service options in San Francisco. The Chambers press release has additional information.

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