Thank you President Bush

RIP President George H.W. Bush. Independent Living Center of Kern County remembers our 41st President – George H.W. Bush. President Bush died November 30 at age 94.

On July 26, 1990, President Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. ADA is landmark legislation expanding rights and protections for millions of people with disabilities. About 1 in 5 Americans has a disability. And the number keeps going up as people age: about 40% of people 65 or older report they have one or more disabilities.

Thank you President Bush because ADA has helped not just people with significant disabilities, but also people with minor disabilities, and people with no disability at all.

OUR MISSION

The mission of Independent Living Center of Kern County is to empower people with disabilities to grow creatively, professionally, and personally; and educate the community about disability related issues. It is the vision of Independent Living Center of Kern County to promote positive change in society; leading to the integration and acceptance of persons with disabilities within our community.

ILCKC

  • Has served Kern County for over 30 years
  • Has a board and staff with 58% living with a disability
  • Recognizes over 30% of Kern County’s population live with a disability
  • Provides all programs and services free of charge to its consumers
  • Is a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status

GuideStar seal of transparency 2017 Platinum level

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Consider partnering with ILCKC where each cent works together as one powerful impact to help people with disabilities to live as independently as possible.