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Health Services – Adulthood

2019-09-20T14:30:26-04:00Tags: |

HEALTH SERVICES Making sure you have regular checkups and are receiving the appropriate medical treatment is very important. Some people with disabilities may be at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions, and may require extra health and related services. Access to a quality practitioner that provides the best

Transportation – Adulthood

2019-09-20T14:33:38-04:00Tags: |

TRANSPORTATION Transportation is helpful in maintaining employment, education, healthcare and community life. Transportation services will allow you to live independently within the community. If you do not drive, there are generally two options: public transit and paratransit. Public transit includes fixed route public transportation by bus, subway and light rail. Paratransit includes

Housing – Adulthood

2019-09-20T14:32:11-04:00Tags: |

HOUSING A home of one’s own, either rented or owned, is the cornerstone of independence for any individual. Many people with disabilities face tremendous difficulties in getting and keeping adequate housing. They face obstacles like discrimination, inaccessible construction and unaffordable housing. There are many government supports for home ownership and rental housing

Health Services – Transition Years

2019-09-06T08:34:29-04:00

HEALTH SERVICES As you become an adult, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will become your responsibility. Understanding health care is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. “Greet all people with a smile.” Tips Start early! Learn about your health care needs at an early

Summer Programs – Transition Years

2019-09-05T15:20:09-04:00

SUMMER PROGRAMS There are so many camp choices for children with disabilities! From highly specialized camps to general inclusion programs, there are options for every child. With thorough research, you should be able to find the right camp for your child. The American Camp Association makes it easy to find a great

Advocacy – Adulthood

2019-09-11T16:05:56-04:00Tags: , |

SUPPORT SERVICES Disability advocates provide assistance and support to ensure that: Your rights are upheld You are an active participate in the decision-making processes Your needs and views are presented to government, service providers and the broader community However, it is very important to advocate for yourself. Even though there are numerous

Special Education – Transition Years

2019-09-05T13:41:23-04:00Tags: |

SPECIAL EDUCATION Every child deserves to have an inclusive education. Work with your school to have a general education curriculum and learn alongside your peers without disabilities. You can accomplish this by having an educational plan, called an IEP, in place. During the transition years, your parents and educators will continue to have

Respite – Adulthood

2019-09-11T16:21:53-04:00

RESPITE Respite can give temporary relief for you and your caregiver from the everyday stresses of life. This can be in-home or out-of-home, temporary or non-medical care. Most respite programs offer services to families on a sliding fee scale with hourly and/or daily rates. Respite services can range from a few hours

Support Services – Adulthood

2019-09-20T14:32:44-04:00Tags: , |

SUPPORT SERVICES As members of the community, you can access a range of general services including community health, sports and recreation, employment and maternal and child healthcare services. You can request disability supports if: You have an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability or an acquired brain injury The disability impacts your

Legal Services – Adulthood

2019-09-11T16:09:17-04:00

LEGAL RESOURCES There are a multitude of legal resources in each state, which sets its own guidelines. You should check with your state agencies for guidance. Legal Resources to Consider: Health Insurance Medicaid health benefits are available for individuals who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medicaid provides government-funded