CODI: Cornucopia of Disability Information

Resource List: Wellness, Self-Care, Exercise & Aging with Disability

			   About the Author

     June Isaacson Kailes has been active as a disability rights advocate and
program developer in the independent living movement since the late sixties.
June consults for and trains businesses, universities, state associations,
government entities, centers for independent living and other not-for-profit
organizations. She consults in the areas of: implementing the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, advocacy training and skills building (leadership
development), aging with disability, planning (short term, strategic and
long-term), writing publications and grants, incorporating universal design
theory into existing and new environments and products, targeting the
disability market, managing, evaluating, program developing, and fund raising
for centers for independent living and other social service agencies, planning
barrier free meetings, telecommunications including using computer bulletin
board systems effectively and training in disaster preparedness for people
with disabilities.

      Prior to her establishing a full-time consulting practice in 1989, June
was the Executive Director of the Westside Center for Independent Living
(WCIL) in Los Angeles for eight years. June earned a Masters degree in Social
Work from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology from Hofstra University.  One of the original national leaders in
the Independent Living Movement, June held many offices in the National
Council for Independent Living and the California Coalition of Independent
Living Centers.  June has written numerous articles, book chapters, monographs
and training manuals. Her latest book is a Guide to Planning Accessible
Meetings.