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

Community Connections

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.

A Travel Guide in Sausalito

OUR
PROGRAM

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

OUR
COACHES

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.

A travel training guide in Alameda.

Community Connections funded by:

Caltrans
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Alameda County Transportation Commission
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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

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Healthy living in the

COMMUNITY

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 healthily and independently in the community!

For general inquiries about this workshop, please contact CoCo@thecil.org or call at (510) 841-4776.

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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

A Wheelchair Travel Training Guide in Sausalito

1-on-1

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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

Group

TraininG

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

CoCo travels under the Bay Bridge

"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. "

INTERESTED IN STARTING YOUR OWN TRAVEL TRAINING PROGRAM?

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

Travel Training Guidebook El Cerrito, Richmond, and San Pablo

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Kacei Conyers

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

Kacei Conyers

Community Connections (CoCo) Coordinator

coco@thecil.org

or contact The CIL at 510-841-4776

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