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The DBTAC Great Lakes ADA Center: A Disability & Business Technical Assistance Center
The Great Lakes ADA Center staffs a toll-free information line providing informal guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other related disability laws. Spanish is also available on this site.University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute on Disability & Human Development (MC 728), 1640 West Roosevelt Road, Room 405, Chicago, IL 60608, 312-413-1407 (V/TTY), or 800-949-4232 (V/TTY), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability.gov offers clear information about how to apply for Social Security and veterans benefits, as well as disability benefits for children. There is also information for people thinking about returning to work while receiving disability benefits. For information about more than 1,000 benefit and assistance programs, including many that can benefit people with disabilities visit: www.disability.gov
Disability Linkage Line
Do you have a disability? Are you on Medicare? If so, you may be able to save hundreds of dollars every year by enrolling in the Medicare Savings Programs. That’s money you can use for medical bills, utilities, groceries or other necessities. The Disability Linkage Line is a free, statewide, information, referral and assistance service to help people with disabilities, chronic illnesses and their representatives connect to community services. Disability Linkage Line TM Resource Specialists will provide one-to-one assistance to help people learn about their options and connect with the supports and services they choose. To ask how to apply, call 1-866-333-2466. Further information on this site is available atwww.dhs.state.mn.us
The purpose of this website is to provide a single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues. This website also provides access to laws, statutes, and regulations in pertinent disability-related areas. www.disability.gov/state/minnesota/benefits
Disability Scoop is the premier source for developmental disability news. It provides a central, reliable source for news, information and resources, including original content and series, taking an in-depth look at the day’s news as it pertain to developmental disabilities. www.disabilityscoop.com
Disability Specialists, Inc.
Disability Specialists, Inc. works with Social Security Disability Claimants at no cost. They offer complete assistance from application to subsequent appeals, including all paperwork and forms required by the Social Security Administration. 1-800 642-6393 (toll-free) 218-666-3136 (fax) www.disabilityspecialist.net/
Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS)
MOFAS is a state affiliate of the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS), an organization that strives to eliminate birth defects from alcohol consumption during pregnancy and to improve the quality of life for those individuals and families affected with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. They sponsor community awareness events, trainings for professionals about diagnosing a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and a variety of trainings for families, professionals and providers about advocacy and effective interventions/supports for individuals with a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The website offers information about their FASD Community Grant Program, MN Regional Resource Coordinators and Resource Directory as well as links to FASD journal articles, handouts and other organizations. MOFAS 1885 University Avenue, Suite 395, St. Paul, MN 55104. 651-917-2370 or 1-866-90-MOFAS www.mofas.org
NORD, National Organization for Rare Diseases, Inc.
NORD is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service. NORD has an excellent Rare Disease Database and works closely with humanitarian-minded pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to ensure that certain vital medications are available to those individuals whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid but too low to pay for their prescribed medications. The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Medical Foods Assistance Program for Patients with Phenylketonuria (PKU) is now accepting applications for financial support. The program is a new safety net that provides financial support for PKU patients without benefit coverage to obtain their preferred medical food. (203) 744-0100 (800) 999-6673 (voicemail only) http://www.rarediseases.org/