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We believe that every individual has the right to lead a fulfilling and independent life, and we are committed to providing the resources and support necessary to help them achieve this. Our services promote independence and self-sufficiency, allowing individuals with disabilities to lead fulfilling and productive lives within their communities.
Updated COVID-19 Vaccines Available Soon in LA County, Recommended for People Six Months and Older
Los Angeles County residents will soon have access to updated vaccines designed to target COVID-19 strains currently circulating. The updated vaccine is strongly recommended this fall for residents ages 6 months and older.
Amid Rising COVID-19 Transmission, Common-Sense Safety Practices Urged
After a relatively calm summer, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is reporting a rise in measures of COVID-19 transmission for the fifth consecutive week.
Six New Mpox Cases Reported in Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) is alerting residents and health care providers about a concerning increase in mpox cases, with six new cases reported in Los Angeles County in the past week, up from an average of less than one case per week during the preceding four weeks.
Systems Advocacy aims to revise policies, rules, or laws that impact disability-focused services within larger communities. We focus on providing education and support on systems advocacy, with our consumers at the center of our efforts.
Our goal is to empower individuals to advocate for themselves and within their communities and to bring about positive changes in the systems that impact their lives.
Personal assistants can help individuals with disabilities with a variety of tasks. Our organization offers training and support to help individuals hire, train, and manage their assistants. We also help connect individuals with qualified candidates. Our goal is to empower individuals with disabilities to live more independent lives.
We assist with the process of locating accessible housing. We can help find affordable options that accommodate their needs and are within their budget. While we do not provide housing directly, we can help connect individuals with resources and support.
We offer services to help the community understand and use assistive technology to increase independence and participation in the community. Our goal is to assist people in learning about and utilizing assistive technology to improve their lives, including assistive devices and online tools.
Independent Living Skills
Our team of experienced professionals has a deep understanding of the challenges that individuals with disabilities face daily. We work closely with each individual to determine their specific needs and develop a tailored plan to help them achieve their goals. This plan may include I.L. skills training, designed to increase their capacity to live independently and take control of their lives.
Individual Advocacy involves working closely with the individual to address an issue that may only affect them or may have broader implications. Our experienced staff members provide support and guidance, empowering the individual to learn how to advocate for themselves and address the issue at hand. This approach allows for a personalized and collaborative approach to problem-solving.
Our youth transition team works alongside schools, colleges, and other organizations to provide customized services to meet the needs of young people in our community. We work closely with individuals to understand their specific goals and needs and provide support to help them succeed in college, the workforce, or other opportunities.
Our employees provide peer counseling and support to the community, offering knowledge, experience, and practical help based on their shared experiences. Over 80% of our staff have disabilities, which allows them to draw on their own experiences to provide empathy and understanding to those they serve. This shared experience helps our employees make quick and meaningful connections, providing a sense of community and support.