2015 – Our Hawaii staff secured office space on July 8, 2015.
2014 – Access to Independence was awarded Federal funding on October 1, 2014 to provide independent living services to people with disabilities living in Oahu, Hawaii.
2014 – Access to Independence signs long-term contract to reduce healthcare costs for Care1st Health Plan.
2013 – Access to Independence excels in passing a six-month pilot project to reduce healthcare costs for Care1st Health Plan.
2013 – Louis Frick, Executive Director was recognized as a “Local Hero” by KPBS and Union Bank for serving the disabled community.
2010 – Louis Frick, Executive Director joined a four person delegation to Washington DC to stabilize federal funding; which became the H.R. 5610 bill; signed into law by President Barack H. Obama in July 2010.
2006 – The Access Center evolved and changed its’ name to Access to Independence.
2005 – Louis Frick, Executive Director was presented a “Peacemaker Award” by the National Conflict Resolution Center for his participation in creating an accessible Petco Park structure that meets the industry standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to accommodate people with disabilities.
1999-2003 – Louis Frick, Executive Director was a member of the design team for Petco Park.
2003 – Executive Director, member of Super Bowl XXXVII Host Committee.
1993 – CSCD changed its name to The Access Center of San Diego, Inc.
1992 – CSCD received a grant from the San Diego City Council which led to the purchase of our first building.
1982 – CSCD established the Spoke Shop which provided wheelchair rentals, sales, and repairs to the disabled community.
1977 – CSCD Executive Director William “Bill” Tainter opened the Independent Living Center.
1976 – San Diegans with disabilities received funding from the State Department of Rehabilitation and the Easter Seals Society to establish the Community Center for the Disabled (CSCD), the third Independent Living Center in the USA.