2018 – Hawaii Advisory Board is formed to provide local insight to the local needs of our Hawaii branch
2018 – The organization is awarded the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Transition grant, specific to our Hawaii branch
2017 – Letty Zuno becomes Executive Director of the organization
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.
2012 – 1st Annual Employment Fair is hosted in our Imperial Valley branch, under the direction of Program Manager, Letty Zuno and staff
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.
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.