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:
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.
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.
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.
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
Inclusive Workplace Couples Efficiency with Opportunity More to link to the above
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.
US DOT updates the Air Carrier Access Regulations
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
Sport a Civil Right for Primary and Secondary School Students with Disabilities
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.
Georgia Specific Resources