Emergencies can happen at a moment’s notice. Mobility problems and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication. It is important to plan ahead so you are better prepared for any urgent situation. Our booklet Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs gives tips on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date.
View the Website – Red Cross: Home Safety for People with Disabilities
Many adults wish to remain in their home as they grow older. Most existing homes, however, have structural barriers that can make it difficult for older adults and people with physical limitations to address their daily needs without assistance. Home modifications can increase safety, accessibility, and independence for older adults and others with disabilities in their own homes.
View the Fact Sheet – Disability.gov: Home Modifications to Promote Independent Living
This is a website that explains about the four different learning centers and what they do. They tailor to the needs of individuals with autism.
View the Website – Logan Autism Learning Centers
This page has specific categories and has links to different sections of the website depending on what it is you want to know about the process of buying a home for individuals with disabilities. For example if you click on housing counselors, then you will see something like the following paragraph: Want advice on buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, credit issues or reverse mortgages? HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low cost advice. Search online for a housing counseling agency near you, or call HUD’s interactive voice system at: (800) 569-4287.
View the Webpage – Department of Housing and Urban Development: Buying a Home
Transportation plays an important role in enabling people with disabilities to travel and live independently. Depending on where you live, your destination and your physical needs. transportation choices might include paratransit, accessible taxis, public transportation, such as a metro, bus, or train. It could also include volunteer drivers from nonprofit organizations or local government agencies.
View the Guide – Disability.Gov: Disability.gov’s Guide to Transportation
This website has information personal finance issues for individuals with disabilities. The 2004 study, “Disabled People’s Costs of Living,” found that disabled people have higher expenses in almost every aspect of life. That would cover things such as food, medical care, shelter, and have additional costs due to their disability or their children’s disabilities, or possibly both. Yet, the U.S. Census Bureau found that adults age 21 – 64 with disabilities made almost $800 less each month than those with no disability.
View the Website – Calculators.org: Personal Finance Guide for People with Disabilities
This website explains how one can get extra money to help pay for their prescriptions. To qualify for the Extra Help, a person must be receiving Medicare, have limited resources and income, and reside in one of the 50 States or the District of Columbia. the extra help could be up to $4000. It also has lots of other help links to questions about this program and much more.
View the Website – Social Security Administration: Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Costs
The decision to relocate for a current or new job is a big one. But according to a recent study from MyMove.com, it’s one that many Americans consistently make. In fact, MyMove’s study found that “new job/transfer’ was among the top five reasons people move. Often, those being asked to relocate for a job aren’t given much time to make the life-changing decision. According to Atlas Van Lines’“46th Annual Atlas Corporate Relocation Survey,’ 44 percent of companies allow up to two weeks to accept or decline an offer, while 32 percent of companies allow only one week or less to do so. And once employees have made the decision to move they will probably be hurried, so this is a resource with a check list of the things you should do when you move.
View the Article – The Ultimate Job Relocation Guide for the Newly Hired
Everyone who has ever held a job has, at some point, felt the pressure of work-related stress. Any job can have stressful elements, even if you love what you do. This article is about things and ideas to try to lessen your stress at work.
View the Article – Coping with stress at work
In an Employer Brief the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) notes that 76 percent of people with substance abuse problems are employed. Unfortunately, many people avoid getting treatment because they fear doing so could actually hurt their careers. This article is about your rights as an employee, what to do and how to get help if you need it. It also explains about discrimination issues, and what you can do to complain.
View the Article – New Beginnings: The Guide to Keeping Your Job Before, During and After Rehab