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CalABLE Program Gives People With Disabilities Opportunity To Save Without Risking Key Services

CalABLE Program Gives People With Disabilities Opportunity To Save Without Risking Key Services

by Betty T. Yee For decades, people with disabilities and their families faced a conundrum: If they saved enough for the necessary care and supports, they risked becoming ineligible for some of the means-tested programs they need to maintain their independence.   In 2014, the federal Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) […]

Easterseals Southern California Unveils Newly Renovated & Expanded Child Development Center in Ventura

Easterseals Southern California Unveils Newly Renovated & Expanded Child Development Center in Ventura

Ventura — Easterseals Southern California (ESSC)—which assists more than 15,000 people with disabilities or from underserved communities and their families throughout SoCal—is celebrating the renovation and expansion of its Child Development Center in Ventura. The center serves 168 kids ages 0 to 5 with Early Head Start and other pre-school services that are free to income-eligible families. Children […]

Southern California Association Of Governments Selects Nyeland Promise To Build Street Level Community Resiliency And Increase Traffic Safety

Southern California Association Of Governments Selects Nyeland Promise To Build Street Level Community Resiliency And Increase Traffic Safety

Nyeland Acres, CA, September 27, 2021—From a competitive pool of applicants across the region, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has awarded funding to Nyeland Promise to implement a traffic safety project.  The funding is part of the Go Human Community Streets Mini-Grants Program, which focuses on building street-level community resiliency and increasing the safety of […]

Over 500 Students With Disabilities to be Honored at Night to Remember Prom on May 31st

Over 500 Students With Disabilities to be Honored at Night to Remember Prom on May 31st

Mission Church is hosting the eighth annual A Night to Remember (NTR), a free prom for students with disabilities, to be held at the Ventura County Fairgrounds Friday, May 31st beginning at 6:30 p.m. “There is nothing quite like this night and experience for both our guests and volunteers. It’s like a picture of heaven […]

People with Disabilities are Coming Back into the Workforce

People with Disabilities are Coming Back into the Workforce

Grace Carr | Reporter   Disabled persons are entering the workforce as overall unemployment rates drop and companies consider an expanded pool of potential job applicants for entry-level and essential positions. Persons with disabilities have long been sidelined and unable to find employment, due in part to stigma and from an inability to perform tasks […]