Featured Assistive Technology


Follow Mary, a young woman with developmental disabilities, as she masters a wide variety of critical life skills.


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“When the Japanese mend broken objects, they aggrandize the damage by filling the cracks with gold. They believe that when something’s suffered damage and has a history it becomes more beautiful.”
Barbara Bloom

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Summer Sports – Chico


Looks like a fun upcoming event for the next three days in Chico and some other summer sports mentioned on this site.  Have a look see and check it out.


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Ability Tools

No – our programs aren’t changing and yes, we are still the statewide Assistive Technology Network.

One of our main goals this year was to launch a new website, and that lead us to rethink our look and feel. Along with the new website comes a fresh new look and a name that better reflects who we are and what we do.

We built a new, easy-to-navigate website that is simpler, sleek in design and content and will make searching for Assistive Technology information and resources easier for everyone!

Why Ability Tools? Our new name focuses on the broad variety of AT available, the “tools” that support the “ability” to live independently. The name is designed to get the attention of people who are not familiar with assistive technology. We will continue to use the term Assistive Technology to describe AT products and services.

We hope you like the new name and logo as much as we do.

Click here to view our brand new beautiful and easy-to-navigate website!

This is our first soft launch so please let us know if you find any errors or issues with the site so that we can fix them before we send out the big announcement to our hundreds of members.


Rachel Anderson
Marketing & Communications Manager
AT Network
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers
1234 H Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814
Voice: (916) 325-1690
TTY (916) 325 1695
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Success Story – Redding, CA

Record Searchlight and writer Julie Marsh honored “health care heroes” with an article of one of ILSNC consumers on June 29, 2014.  Claudia Girimonte has been a volunteer in the gift shop for her first ten years then became a volunteer escort for a total of fifty four years at Mercy Medical Center.

“It’s fun doing it.” Giramonte says. “You get into a conversation with the patient and I enjoy seeing they are taken care of.  I think it is comforting to the patient.”  

Most of her sight is gone from Macular degeneration and Claudia’s response is “I know the hospital like the back of my hand.  It doesn’t effect me.”


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ILSNC advocates receive training to better serve our communities…


ILSNC advocates in the month of June received training in options care counseling, understanding chronic pain and its management, assistive technology, and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).  Not only do ILSNC directly impact lives through the services and support, but advocates continually improve those services and support with additional training to better serve our communities and consumers.

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Redding Wed June 25 1 Free Dental Day

Dr Parvin Carter, DDS, MAGD is giving back to the community by having a dental day on Wednesday June 25th starting at 9am.  She is offering a choice of 1 cleaning, or 1 extraction, or 1 filling.

Location 1548 East St. Redding, CA  96001


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