Center for Independent Living - Berkeley

Center for Independent Living - Berkeley TheCIL supports and empowers people who aspire to achieve beyond the boundaries of the expectations others have placed on them.
The Center for Independent Living (TheCIL), the world's first organization of its kind, is a national leader in supporting disabled people in their efforts to lead independent lives. As an organization founded by people with disabilities, we understand the challenges faced by our consumers. This motivates us to achieve immediate and long-term solutions -- be it assistance with finding housing or a job, equipping a home with assistive technologies, or enhancing independent living skills.
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In Photos: Relive the sights of the 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards.TheCIL is proud to have brought together the Ed Roberts...
02/25/2020

In Photos: Relive the sights of the 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards.

TheCIL is proud to have brought together the Ed Roberts Awards' biggest lineup ever for a evening to remember at the UC Theatre in downtown Berkeley, CA.

In Photos: Relive the sights of the 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards.

TheCIL is proud to have brought together the Ed Roberts Awards' biggest lineup ever for a evening to remember at the UC Theatre in downtown Berkeley, CA.

02/20/2020
All WheelChair Stuff

All WheelChair Stuff

Tag someone who can use this #wheelchair that is equipped with adapted nerf guns

Follow ➡️ All WheelChair Stuff for more #wheelchair #fun #pictures, movies and information 😁👍

And don't forget to check out our shop:
WWW.ALLWHEELCHAIRSTUFF.COM

This wheelchair was designed by Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT)

TheCIL’s Aspire Winter 2020 Magazine is now available in our offices and online.To read and download the magazine online...
02/19/2020

TheCIL’s Aspire Winter 2020 Magazine is now available in our offices and online.

To read and download the magazine online, visit TheCIL.org. For directions to our office to pick up a copy, go to TheCIL.org/visitus.

TheCIL's Winter 2020 Entertainment edition of "Aspire" Magazine is now available at our offices. You will soon be able t...
02/04/2020

TheCIL's Winter 2020 Entertainment edition of "Aspire" Magazine is now available at our offices. You will soon be able to get a copy of it at the Alameda County Public Libraries and our website.

TheCIL's "Aspire" Winter 2020 Magazine is out now! Check out our Entertainment edition for profiles on the 4th annual Ed...
02/03/2020

TheCIL's "Aspire" Winter 2020 Magazine is out now! Check out our Entertainment edition for profiles on the 4th annual Ed Roberts Awards honorees, stories on Hollywood inclusion and local filmmaking, and more! It is available in print at our Alameda and Berkeley office and will be available online soon.

TheCIL proudly introduces our new 1-on-1 mobility training program, Momentum. It supports individuals with mobility impa...
02/01/2020

TheCIL proudly introduces our new 1-on-1 mobility training program, Momentum. It supports individuals with mobility impairments navigate environments and travel independently around their communities using mobility devices.

This program offers assistive technology consultation, travel training, object maneuvering, wheelchair maintenance and repair, wheelchair marking and tether strap, and peer counseling.

For more info and to sign up, visit TheCIL.org/Momentum.

The countdown is almost over. ONE DAY left until the Ed Roberts Awards take over the UC Theatre in Berkeley, California....
01/23/2020

The countdown is almost over. ONE DAY left until the Ed Roberts Awards take over the UC Theatre in Berkeley, California. See you there!

A few last-minute tickets are available for tomorrow's gala event at http://EdRobertsAwards.org.

Get a copy of TheCIL's Aspire Magazine when you arrive this Thursday at the 4th Ed Roberts Awards.  Inside the Aspire Wi...
01/21/2020

Get a copy of TheCIL's Aspire Magazine when you arrive this Thursday at the 4th Ed Roberts Awards.

Inside the Aspire Winter Edition: Exclusive honoree profiles for each of the five honorees at the Ed Roberts Award.

This entertainment-themed edition features interviews with actors and producers - like Owen Kent, who discusses the making of his new film, Angels of Mercy.

Get your copy at the 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards.

Buy your tickets today: EdRobertsAwards.org.

01/18/2020

Tickets are going fast! Don't miss out on the Ed Roberts Awards' biggest lineup yet.

Buy your tickets now at http://EdRobertsAwards.org.

01/12/2020
Honoring Jim Fousekis | The 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards

“The job of being in this world is not just to take care of yourself, but it’s to do something for somebody else along the way.”

Join us in honoring Jim Fousekis at the 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards. Buy Tickets Now: EdRobertsAwards.org

In this video, Jim tells the story of how he became involved with TheCIL in the 1980s. On January 23rd, Jim will receive a Special Recognition Award for his generosity and service as head of the Friends of CIL from 1984-1988.

Jim is a retired lawyer (BA UC Berkeley; LLB Yale Law School), who practiced commercial litigation in San Francisco for over 40 years until retiring 11 years ago. A long time supporter, Fousekis chronicled TheCIL's early history in his book, "Spiro & Marie - Looking Back and Giving Back"

KTVU Fox 2
01/09/2020
KTVU Fox 2

KTVU Fox 2

SCOOTERS FOR THE DISABLED: The scooter adds an adjustable bicycle-style seat on the standing platform of the scooter and widens the handlebars.

Next Wednesday starts a new year, a new decade, 2020. Check TheCIL.org/calendar to see what events are coming up in Janu...
12/27/2019

Next Wednesday starts a new year, a new decade, 2020. Check TheCIL.org/calendar to see what events are coming up in January. Hope to see you at one or more of them. Happy New Year.

TheCIL's CoCo program attended Fruitvale's Posada and Carols event hosted by Unity Council, OakLuv, and Councilmember No...
12/18/2019

TheCIL's CoCo program attended Fruitvale's Posada and Carols event hosted by Unity Council, OakLuv, and Councilmember Noel Gallo on Saturday, December 14th. At our table, we conducted an activity for the kids which was making Rudolph the Reindeer masks. The goal was to normalize disabilities and have conversations with children regarding the topic. Children received candy and kept their masks. Parents received information about CoCo and TheCIL's programs. With over 200 people in attendance, the CoCo Team Carmen & Denise were able to speak directly with 84 families.

12/15/2019
TheCIL's Holiday Soiree 2019 at Pinot Palette

TheCIL team went to Pinot's Palette to paint, "Moonrise Lake" on November 12 in Alameda, CA. while celebrating the holiday season and the end of the year.

Pinot Palette explains, "Nothing is more peaceful then relaxing by a lake as the moon rises and the sounds of the forest begin to sing their songs. This is a fun and easy painting that will have everyone leaving happy."

And it most certainly was fun and we left happy. In this video, you will see how each person painted their own interpretation of this scene.

TheCIL team celebrated this holiday season in Alameda on November 12. We ate lunch at Trabocco and painted, “Moonrise La...
12/14/2019

TheCIL team celebrated this holiday season in Alameda on November 12. We ate lunch at Trabocco and painted, “Moonrise Lake” at Pinot Palette.

TheCIL team celebrated this holiday season in Alameda at Trabacco and Pinot Palette.

TheCIL is committed to making sure everyone is counted during the upcoming 2020 Census. If you want to help our communit...
12/13/2019
Job Details

TheCIL is committed to making sure everyone is counted during the upcoming 2020 Census. If you want to help our community get funding for vital services and the political representation we deserve...and earn extra income, consider becoming a 2020 Census Taker (Enumerator. Jobs are now available in Alameda County! Census Takers earn $25 per hour plus paid training!

To learn more about Enumerator job qualifications and requirements, please watch at https://youtu.be/Yhxv-MHP4o8

For additional information, please visit:
https://2020census.gov/en/jobs/job-details.html

Apply Now through December 31, 2019
Work period: March through July 2020

Have more questions? Contact:
Alessia Simmonds
Outreach Manager for Alameda County Complete Count Committee
Email: [email protected]

The 2020 Census is Important to Our Community! Get Counted!

In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country.

Thank you Pinot's Palette for having us.
12/13/2019

Thank you Pinot's Palette for having us.

The fabulous people from @thecilofficial stopped by the studio today to spread a little holiday cheer.

Interested in learning how to become travel coaches for seniors or people with disabilities? TheCIL will be hosting free...
12/11/2019

Interested in learning how to become travel coaches for seniors or people with disabilities? TheCIL will be hosting free train-the-trainer workshops. Contact our Community Connections team at [email protected] for more information.

The 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards are just around the corner!  Help us honor disability in the world of entertainment and...
12/11/2019

The 4th Annual Ed Roberts Awards are just around the corner! Help us honor disability in the world of entertainment and media on January 23rd with honorees Ali Stroker, RJ Mitte, Zack Gottsagen, and Stephanie Thomas.

Attend or Sponsor at EdRobertsAwards.org

Thanks for helping us raise over $700 on #GivingTuesday  to provide students with disabilities the resources necessary t...
12/10/2019

Thanks for helping us raise over $700 on #GivingTuesday to provide students with disabilities the resources necessary to pursue careers that they'll love.

If you'd still like to donate, it's not too late! Visit thecil.org/donate to see how you can support Bay Area students with disabilities.

We're on our way to our $1,000 goal to support students with disabilities with resources like career counseling and résu...
12/04/2019

We're on our way to our $1,000 goal to support students with disabilities with resources like career counseling and résumé workshops.

Will you help us reach our #GivingTuesday goal?

http://www.thecil.org/donate

An $800 #GivingTuesday donation provides a Disability Employment Panel at a local college or university, where students ...
12/03/2019

An $800 #GivingTuesday donation provides a Disability Employment Panel at a local college or university, where students are able to hear from working professionals with disabilities about how disability can be considered an asset in the workplace.

Fund a Disability Employment Panel: www.thecil.org/donate

A generous donation of $500 for #GivingTuesday provides a full day Disability Employment Strategies Workshop where stude...
12/03/2019

A generous donation of $500 for #GivingTuesday provides a full day Disability Employment Strategies Workshop where students with disabilities learn how to apply for jobs, build relationships in the workplace, and even have headshots taken for their LinkedIn profiles.

Thanks for your support this #GivingTuesday! www.thecil.org/donate

Right now, you can support students with disabilities by donating $200 to provide a half day résumé workshop to help the...
12/03/2019

Right now, you can support students with disabilities by donating $200 to provide a half day résumé workshop to help them stand out from the crowd.

Support students with disabilities on #GivingTuesday: www.thecil.org/donate

Today, just $50 for #GivingTuesday can provide one hour of career counseling to help a student with a disability find a ...
12/03/2019

Today, just $50 for #GivingTuesday can provide one hour of career counseling to help a student with a disability find a career that they'll love.

Support Bay Area students with disabilities: www.thecil.org/donate

Food for Thought: For $25, you can provide lunch for three students with disabilities while they learn to use public tra...
12/03/2019

Food for Thought: For $25, you can provide lunch for three students with disabilities while they learn to use public transportation throughout the San Francisco Bay Area during one of TheCIL's group travel training sessions.

Support Students with Disabilities: www.thecil.org/donate

Today for #GivingTuesday, just $10 can pay for a student with disabilities to learn how to navigate local public transpo...
12/03/2019

Today for #GivingTuesday, just $10 can pay for a student with disabilities to learn how to navigate local public transportation systems, like BART and MUNI, at one of TheCIL's travel training sessions.

Support students with disabilities: http://thecil.org/donate

For #GivingTuesday, we’re raising money to support students with disabilities with resources like career counseling, res...
12/03/2019

For #GivingTuesday, we’re raising money to support students with disabilities with resources like career counseling, resume workshops, and disability employment panels where students hear first-hand from people with disabilities with competitive jobs.

Support Students with Disabilities: www.thecil.org/donate

For #GivingTuesday, we’re raising money to support students with disabilities by providing resources like career counsel...
12/03/2019

For #GivingTuesday, we’re raising money to support students with disabilities by providing resources like career counseling, resume workshops, and disability employment panels where students hear first-hand from people with disabilities with competitive jobs.

Visit www.thecil.org/donate

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We are so grateful for all of your support this year. Stay tuned next Monday for the announ...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! We are so grateful for all of your support this year. Stay tuned next Monday for the announcement of our #GivingTuesday campaign.

Assistive technology that we're #grATeful for:- Wheelchairs- White Canes- Prosthetic Limbs- EyeglassesWant to add to the...
11/22/2019

Assistive technology that we're #grATeful for:

- Wheelchairs
- White Canes
- Prosthetic Limbs
- Eyeglasses

Want to add to the list? Leave a comment and use the hashtag #grATeful and show us what assistive technology you're grateful for!

11/14/2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon

The Peanut Butter Falcon

Critics agree, #ThePeanutButterFalcon is a must see. Watch it now on Digital. On Blu-ray & DVD 11/12.

The 2020 California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities application is now available. Go to https://do...
11/12/2019
2020 California Youth Leadership Forum For Students With Disabilities | Disability Rights California

The 2020 California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities application is now available. Go to https://dor.ca.gov/home/ylf for more information and to apply.

Nov 12, 2019 Develop your leadership skills, and learn how to reach your academic, career, and independence goals. Announcement 2020 California Youth Leadership Forum For Students With Disabilities November 12, 2019 Date: July 12 to 17, 2020 (Dates subject to change.) Develop your leadership skills,...

All of TheCIL offices are closed today, November 11 for Veterans Day. We will reopen tomorrow, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. ...
11/11/2019

All of TheCIL offices are closed today, November 11 for Veterans Day. We will reopen tomorrow, November 12 at 9:00 a.m. Thank you to our veterans for your service. We salute you.

ABC7 News
11/05/2019
ABC7 News

ABC7 News

The Adaptive Climbing Group is helping individuals with disabilities reach new heights --- literally! Members are challenged to climb based on their existing abilities and form new friendships in the process.

Happy Halloween from TheCIL
11/01/2019

Happy Halloween from TheCIL

October is just about over. November is two days away. Check TheCIL.org/calendar to see what events are coming up next m...
10/30/2019

October is just about over. November is two days away. Check TheCIL.org/calendar to see what events are coming up next month.

Gavin Newsom
10/30/2019
Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom

NEW: We just announced a new resource website available for those needing support due to the #CaliforniaFires.

👉response.ca.gov👈

Get the latest on how power shutoffs may affect you, road closures, evacuation centers, and wildfire updates.

Please share widely.

TheCIL conducted two Disability Awareness Trainings (DAT) in the month of October. We worked with Alameda County Library...
10/29/2019

TheCIL conducted two Disability Awareness Trainings (DAT) in the month of October. We worked with Alameda County Library staff members at the Fremont Main Library, and nursery school children at Kensington Nursery Schooll. We introduced both groups to different aspects of blindness, various ways to use a wheelchair, and multiple options of assistive devices available for people with disabilities. Learn more about our DAT program at thecil.org/dat.

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If you are coming to TheCIL and need accommodations -- such as Sign Language interpretation, assistive listening devices, or printed matter in alternative format -- please call (510) 841- 4776 or (510) 356- 2662 ( Video Phone) or TTY (510) 848-3101. We will try to accommodate all requests, but need at least 3 business days notice.

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Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

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CIL phone # = (510) 841-4776?
What's the phone number of Berkelet CIL?
Referrals for a divorce attorney who is familiar with disability issues? Trying to help a friend out.
Hi, I'd still like to find the previous owner of this phone that was found in the parking lot under TheCIL...
Hi all! I'm sharing an upcoming free webinar that will be of interest to some of you! You can register now. 😀 Do you employ a home care attendant for yourself or a family member? This is for you! From the basics of having someone work in your home to the unique questions that home attendant employers confront, we'll cover everything you need to know to help build positive, mutually respectful employment relationships that make you happy and your life a little more stable. Hand in Hand leader, therapist, and disability justice activist Nikki Brown Booker will lead. https://www.facebook.com/events/675781662838352/
My latest article for the Daily Californian explores the experiences of several Disabled Staff and Faculty at UC Berkeley We usually talk about the Disabled Students at Universities and not about the Disabled Employees. However, with our aspiration to higher education lies the implicit hope of employment after college ends.
My latest article explores the experiences of several Disabled Staff and Faculty at UC Berkeley. We usually talk about the Disabled Students at Universities and not about the Disabled Employees. However, with our aspiration to higher education lies the implicit hope of employment after college ends.
Healthy seniors needed to complete an anonymous sleep survey! We are a group of graduate students conducting research and we could use your help! As part of our graduate program in Occupational Therapy, we are conducting a survey on sensory processing, sleep, and emotional well-being. We are looking for healthy participants that are 65 years of age or older who are living independently in the community. If that is you and you would like to help us out, we would really appreciate it! This research study is SO important in order to help provide more effective sleep interventions and increase the quality of life for older adults which is a population often overlooked in research. Please help us by participating or passing it along to others who may qualify! Thank you so much!
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BRAND NEW Invacare full-electric hospital bed is now available for a person in need. Bed has weight capacity of 350-lbs. and has never been used. Located in San Jose.