As the world entered a new century, CEID moved into its permanent home. In 2005, CEID relocated to its current state-of-the-art facility in southwest Berkeley and established itself as a long-term resident and a pillar of the neighborhood.
The move represented a major change for CEID just as the 2000s brought on sweeping change to the country. Facebook launched in 2003, altering the course of history and forever changing online interaction and connectivity. Climate change became a household term as scientists and governments began to more fully recognize its devastating effects. And in 2008, Barack Obama, who had been a little known state senator just four years earlier, was elected as the United States’ first ever African-American president.
Disability rights also continued to make steady progress when in 2004 Congress reauthorized the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure equity in education for all students with disabilities. In more ways than one, the 2000s represented a sea change for CEID, the community its serves, and the country.