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This publication discusses using personal assistance services as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It provides examples of these kinds of services for job applicants and employees with disabilities. This information can...
Information for people with spinal cord injuries about how using personal care attendants can help them regain or maintain their independence. It includes tips on hiring, paying for care and the...
Information from the Center for an Accessible Society on Personal Assistance Services, which provide people with disabilities help with activities of daily living, such as bathing and cooking, so they...
This brochure developed by Easter Seals explains what makes homes "adaptable" and "accessible" for people with disabilities. Adaptable houses has certain structural features that make it possible to modify them to accommodate people with a wide range...
Information from Temple University's Institute on Disabilities provides tips on how people using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices and methods can work with their personal assistance services providers. Visit Managing...
This free service connects volunteers interested in health care-related volunteering to opportunities in the field. Create an online account to learn about health care volunteer opportunities near you or around...
Information about how to find a workplace personal assistant. A workplace personal assistant is someone who helps an employee with a disability perform his or her essential job functions, such as a reader for...
This fact sheet from Eldercare.gov explains what adult day care is, how centers operate and what to look for in an adult day care center. To find help and resources in your...
The ongoing struggle by people with disabilities to gain full access to American society is an important part of our heritage. This online exhibit from the Smithsonian's National Museum of...
This virtual museum offers a great deal of information on the history and experiences of people with disabilities. Visit Disability History Museum...
This online museum offers virtual exhibits about the history of individuals with disabilities, as well as a timeline of important events. Visit Museum of disABILITY History...
Information for teens on how to begin to express their needs and wants by participating in their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings. At these meetings, teens can learn ways to...
Connects volunteers with nonprofit organizations, businesses and corporations. Volunteer opportunities can be found by key words or special interests such as disaster and emergency efforts. Organizations can post information about...
This guide from the PACER Center explains the benefits of students having more control and input into their IEPs so they can better plan for their future education and employment goals. It includes resources to help...
TOP RATED RESOURCE: Are you a caregiver for an aging parent or family member with a disability? Check out this guide for information about organizations and other resources that can help!
Family caregivers take on many different roles and tasks. A caregiver may be a child who takes care of an older parent, a parent caring for an adult or young child...
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This guide has answers to some of your most frequently asked health-related questions. It includes information about the differences between Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance for children, staying healthy and...
TOP RATED RESOURCE: Need help paying your rent? Looking for affordable housing? Want to learn about housing rights? Get answers to your housing questions here!
Check out our housing guide for information about rental assistance programs, help finding housing, assisted living facilities and modifying your home to make it accessible. Remember, Disability.gov does not provide...
There are many private organizations and government agencies that can connect you to programs in your community. Available services may include emergency financial assistance, legal help and health care. Visit Finding Help...
This program from Easter Seals provides homeowners with educational brochures; a panel of experts in the real estate, disability, architecture, and accessible housing fields; and tips for making a home...
Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services (PAS): A Toolkit for Youth with Disabilities Transitioning to Adulthood
Information about the kinds of PAS that can help a young person with disabilities become independent and transition to adulthood. Services may include help getting dressed, learning to drive or...
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