Our Community Connections (CoCo) team will help you gain the skills to confidently and independently navigate the San Francisco Bay Area.


COVID-19 Travel Safety Resource Packets are out!

Our downloadable resource packets will teach you how to travel more safely on public transportation amidst COVID-19. The packets include presentations, interactive worksheets and fun activities for all. We offer our packets in English, Spanish and Mandarin. Download our packets here:



The CIL's Community Connections Program, also known as CoCo, offers transit instruction by and for people with disabilities via 1-on-1 and group travel coaching.  This includes transit app & trip planning tutorials. 


CoCo is free to those who qualify.



Each travel coach is passionate about being your trusted guide.  Your coach will work closely with you to gain the skills and confidence to independently navigate the San Francisco Bay Area using public transportation.

Community Connections funded by:

Wheelchair workshops

Join our free, bi-monthly wheelchair workshops to learn how to travel independently and more safely around the Bay Area! We currently offer:

  • Wheelchair Marking and Tether Strap Program (WMTSP) Virtual Workshops with AC Transit

  • Wheelchats: A virtual chat with our Wheelchair Expert

Healthy living in the


Are you a person with a newly acquired disability?


Join our 10-week virtual workshop series to learn the life skills you need to live healthy and independently in the community!

For general inquiries about this workshop, please contact or call
(510) 841-4776.

Workshops PackagE

Join our COVID-19 Workshops Package and gain access to: 

  • COVID-19 Travel Safety Workshop

  • Trip Planning Workshop

  • Independent Scavenger Hunt Activities

  • Travel Advocacy Forum Invitation

  • In-Person Travel Excursion



With The CIL’s 1-on-1 Training, you’ll learn to:

  • Access AC Transit and BART

  • Master specific routes of your choice

  • Apply for discounted transit cards

  • Plan trips using trip planner applications

  • Safely use a mobility device

  • Travel through all kinds of weather



You may also want to join The CIL for our Group Training Events. Travel coaches organize outings designed to reinforce travel skills as we travel from The CIL to various Bay Area attractions. Previous events include:

  • San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf

  • SFMOMA visit

  • Oakland A’s baseball game

  • Sausalito sightseeing

"Beforethis program, I didn’t know how to maneuver around places using my wheelchair without another companion. My travel training coach, Catherine pushes me to do new things, like cycling, which I fell in love with and will continue to do.  Because of her, I am now able to navigate on my own with confidence. "


Click the button and fill out a short questionnaire to download The CIL's 2017 Travel Coaching Guidebook, which outlines our travel training curriculum.


Muir Wood Travel Training
CoCo Scavenger Hunt
Momentum Expo

For more information about TheCIL's Community Connections Program, contact:

Helena Chang

Community Connections Coordinator

or contact The CIL at 510-841-4776

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Main Phone: 510-841-4776
Video Phone for the Deaf: 510-356-2662
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