Independent Living

Developing or improving the skills needed to live independently at home and in the community is the focus of these services and programs.

See our Five Core Services Here

Assistive Technology, Voice Options, Digital Divide

Assistive technology (AT) is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the ability to perform activities of daily living. Rolling Start provides a wide range of devices and/or resources to meet the needs of people with any disability. Schedule an appointment with our AT Specialist.

Learn More About Assistive Technology Here

The Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) of San Bernardino County is a partnership between the Area Agency on Aging, the Independent Living Center (Rolling Start, Inc.), and community partners. The ADRC streamlines access to Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS), which are person-centered and consumer-controlled. The goal is to minimize confusion and enhance individual options to meet personal goals for independence.


Traumatic Brain Injury Services

Rolling Start is excited to have been awarded a 2 year grant to start up a Traumatic brain injury program in unserved areas of San Bernardino, Inyo and Mono Counties beginning in September 2022. 

Please See Our TBI Section For More Information

Disability Disaster Access & Resources (DDAR)

Taking steps to prepare to keep yourself and your family safe during and after an emergency or natural disaster. Join one of our monthly classes today!

  1. Preparing for any type of disaster or emergency.
  2. Explore Resources like a Back-up Battery to keep Consumer’s Assistive Technology running through the event.
  3. Food and water storage.
  4. Transportation support.
  5. Filling in the gap between when the disaster happens and when help can get to you.
  6. Those who attend one of our Family Disaster Training Classes receive a Starter Disaster kit with Food Water and Extra Supplies for one person for three days; Including a solar phone charger or lantern and knowledge on how to add and expand the kit.
To apply for the DDAR services, click here:
Disabled or Electricity Dependent Services Application – Disability Disaster Access & Resources
You can sign up for one of our Emergency Preparedness Classes and Serra will help you apply
Click Here To Go To Our Calendar Page

Employment/Vocational Support

At Rolling Start, the Employment Services Coordinator helps an individual to: 

  • Assist in finding work best suited for each individual 
  • Work through problems that keep them from being successful 
  • Utilize their existing skills to place them in a job within their community 
  • Learn how to find a job 
  • Learning how to maintain a job 

As individuals develop a work plan with the Employment Specialist, we encourage them to make suggestions and changes as needed to encourage an independent living lifestyle. The more input we receive, the more we can customize the individual’s employment plan to fit their needs.


Our employment specialists work on a case-by-case basis in order to help an individual find employment and bridge the gap between employers and people with disabilities.  

Other objectives they help with include: 

  • Build Self-Confidence  
  • Overcome Barriers to Employment  
  • Write effective Resumes and Cover Letters 
  • Develop Job Leads and Community Resources
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CalAIM (Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal) California’s transformational new 5 year program to support the Master Plan on Aging. Older adults and people with disabilities will have resources to stay independent in their own home and in their own communities. RSI is contracted with health plans to provide the following Community Supports to health plan members:

  • Minor Home Modifications
  • Transitions from a Nursing Facility
  • Day Habilitation (Coming Soon)
  • Housing Tenancy Services (Coming Soon)