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Access to a Better Tomorrow

Resources

Information below is purely for educational purposes, and not an endorsement of any of the products, services, or organizations


Medical Coverage for yourself or adults who are:

  • Age 19-64
  • Have no children under 19 living with you
  • Are not pregnant
  • Are not blind
  • Are not disabled (including Katie Beckett children)
You may be eligible for Medical Coverage through the Federal Marketplace at Healthcare.gov

Personal Support Services can help a person remain living independently. The person must be able to qualify for Medicaid and obtain a spot on a Medicaid Waiver.  Self-direction of the services you receive allows you to take control over your life. Learn about the practice here: Self Directed Services.

Nursing Home Abuse Center - educating the public on the risks of senior abuse in an attempt to save lives and rebuild shattered trust.

5 Star Quality 

Accessibility Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

The Cord Blood Center - Promoting the benefits of public cord blood banking to help children with disabilities.

Downloadable Guide on how Cord Banking works

SingleMothersGrants.org - Is a site that helps financially disadvantaged families with finding assistance programs.

Recallreport.org - Is the web’s leading resource for information about health and safety recalls, including dangerous drugs and associated mental conditions.

DrugDangers.com – Pharmaceutical companies are trusted to put safe products on the shelves, yet thousands of people lose their lives each year due to prescription medications with adverse side effects.

Help with finding and alcohol treatment center

Mental Health and Wellbeing for Students

Student Mental Health Resources

Student Mental Health Awareness

The Department of Housing and Urban Development has an excellent FAQ on the rights of Persons with Disabilities under the Fair Housing Act. http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/information_for_disabled_persons

The following resource guide: Home Remodeling for People with Disabilities: What You Need to Know contains information and resources for remodeling homes that you might find useful.

We promote the expansion of accessible and affordable housing. Search for available accessible units through a database housed by SocialServe. http://www.socialserve.com/tenant/GA/index.html?type=rental

Disability Accommodation Cost Guides - This site gives the avarage cost of various types of accommoddations from ramps to lifts to remodeling.

US Insurance Agents site: Home Remodeling and Modifications for People with Special Needs provides some good information & resources for those needing Home Modifications to continue to live independently.

Help with finding a walk-in bathtub

We are working with others for Respectability in Georgia, advocating for vocational assistance and paychecks instead of Social Security Checks for People with Disabilities, resulting in increased employment opportunities.

Accessibility and Employment - What People with Disabilities Need to Know

Thriving in Trade School with a Disability, Support Services, Adaptive Tools & Resources to Succeed on the Vocational Path.

Disability Inclusion Raises Productivity

Employment assistance for disabled Georgians

Find a Top Nursing School

Supporting Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

Graduate School Success for Students with Disabilities

College Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

ConsumerED - Georgia's Resource for Credit and Purchase Information.

All the time companies are issuing recalls on cars, medical equipment, and other products and drugs in the U.S. Keep abreast of these notices at the: RecallCenter.com

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities

Consumer Safety Awareness - Stay up on information about scams, recalls, and more.

Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program

Georgia Project for Assistive Technology

US DOT updates the Air Carrier Access Regulations

http://www.newmobility.com/2013/11/u-s-dot-updates-air-carrier-access-act-rules/

The United States Access Board has developed guidelines for Transportation Facilities, Vehicles, and Vessels that govern accessibility to these services that can be found here: http://www.access-board.gov/guidelines-and-standards/transportation

 

Georgia Resource Guide

 

http://gatrustfund.org/pdf/goaheadask8.pdf

Sport a Civil Right for Primary and Secondary School Students with Disabilities

http://usgovinfo.about.com/b/2013/01/31/sports-now-a-civil-right-for-persons-with-disabilities.htm

What are the laws regarding adaptive and accessible sports and recreation? (link to the following info)

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. In Recreation Access Rights Under the ADA, the National Center on Accessibility outlines some of the rights created by the ADA with respect to sports and recreation:

Exceptions to the ADA rules can be made in three cases: if the accommodation costs too much; if the accommodation is too difficult to make; or if the accommodation fundamentally changes the nature of the activity.

The ADA rules apply to government facilities and programs, nonprofit organizations (such as YMCAs), and private organizations (such as health clubs and gyms). The only exempt organizations are private membership clubs and religious organizations.

ADA Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities

Social skills for adolescents and adults with autism

National Organizations

  • American Association of People with Disabilities – The American Association of People with Disabilities is the largest nonprofit, nonpartisan, cross-disability organization in the United States.
  • The Association of Persons with Severe Handicaps – TASH's mission is to promote the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community, and to eliminate the social injustices that diminish human rights.
  • Disabled American Veterans – the DAV is a national organization advocating on behalf of and assisting veterans with disabilities.
  • The Association of Persons in Supported Employment
  • Cerebral Palsy Guide is a National organization that provides families and caregivers with information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and treatments.
  • Designing Accessible Communities – A nonprofit organization providing information and education about accessibility to people with disabilities and to professionals in the fields, of design, construction, code development and enforcement.
  • Disability.gov – A one-stop interagency portal for information on Federal programs, services, and resources for people with disabilities, their families, employers, service providers, and other community members.
  • Disability Compendium produces and Disseminated statistical information on disability and the status of people with disabilities in American society through 2015.
  • Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund – DREDF is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
  • Easter Seals serves children and adults with disabilities, their families and communities through early intervention and child development services, vocational training and employment services, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Easter Seals has more than 400 service sites across the country, including Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
  • The Inst. for Human Centered Design (formerly Adaptive Environments) promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance, training, consulting, publications and design advocacy. Its mission is to promote, facilitate, and advocate for international adoption of policies and designs that enable every individual, regardless of disability or age, to participate fully in all aspects of society.
  • Institute on Independent Living – The Institute serves self-help organizations of disabled people who work for self-determination and equal opportunities; provides information, training materials and technical assistance on accessibility, personal assistance, advocacy, legislation and peer support; publishes articles, reports, manuals or comments and other materials related to Independent Living
  • National Organization on Disabilities – NOD promotes the full and equal participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • National Parent Network on Disabilities
  • National Assn. of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America – PVA is a national advocacy organization representing veterans.
  • United Cerebral Palsy Association UCP's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, through our commitment to the principles of independence, inclusion and self-determination.
  • National Parent Network on Disabilities
  • National Spinal Cord Injury Association provides active-lifestyle information, peer support and advocacy that empowers people living with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D) to achieve their highest potential.
  • World Institute on Disability – WID is an international public policy center dedicated to carrying out research on disability issues and overcoming obstacles to independent living.

Other Organizations & Informative Websites

Georgia Specific Resources

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