Job Announcement: Finance Director
Monday, 22 May 2017 11:08

Through the Looking Glass (TLG) seeks a Finance Director. TLG is a Berkeley based and internationally recognized nonprofit organization serving children and families with disabilities.

Title: Finance Director Employment type: Full-time
Benefits: TLG offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, long-term disability, and life insurance

The Finance Manager reports directly to the Executive Director and is responsible for all aspects of financial management, including accounting, budgeting, financial and grant reporting, government compliance, and some aspects of administration. This is a Full-time position.

Mothers with Physical Disabilities Caring for Young Children
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:15

TLG has just had an article published based on our study of mothers with physical disabilities who are caring for their young children. Our research explores how these mothers arranged and cared for their young children – whether alone, with a partner/spouse, with family members, and/or with paid and unpaid assistance.

Mothers with Physical Disabilities Caring for Young Children Jacob, J., Kirshbaum, M., & Preston, P. (2017)

The journal publisher has made a limited number of free ePrints available. Click on one of the links below to get the article:

If you click on one of the links and it says that your only option is to make a payment that means that the available free ePrints have been used.

Baby Care Equipment
Thursday, 28 July 2016 16:22

What can I buy to help me take care of my baby and myself?

This chart was created as guide to what may be purchased and used by parents and caregivers to care for a child from birth to 3 without doing more harm to themselves. We looked for universal design, that is, equipment that can be used by caregivers with or without a disability and across a wide range of disabilities. See chart (PDF)

Most, but not all of the items, have been used by our client families. Items that have not been used but look helpful are included. For example, the Doona Stroller was seen at the ABC Kids Expo (a baby care trade show); it looks good but we did not have the opportunity to place it into a car and therefore cannot comment on how easy or hard this is to do.

Donate to TLG
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:54

Donate.  Help TLG provide critically needed services to families with disabilities.

TLG receives new award from the Paralysis Resource Center
Monday, 04 April 2016 14:32

The Paralysis Resource Center announced that Through the Looking Glass was one of 107 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a grant to Support Quality of Life Initiatives.  The Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) is administered by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.  These grants provide financial support to fellow nonprofits that mirror the PRC’s mission to foster community engagement, enhance independence and promote self-determination and empowerment.   Awarded twice yearly, grant requests were evaluated and scored based on a rigorous review process to determine funding for organizations that promote the health and well-being for those living with paralysis, as well as their families and caregivers.   To find out more about the Paralysis Resource Center and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, please  go to https://www.christopherreeve.org/living-with-paralysis/about-the-paralysis-resource-center

TLG’s $25,000 award will support babycare adaptation services for parents and parenting grandparents with paralysis.

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