The following links may be of assistance to you. The inclusion of the websites below do not indicate an endorsement of services/resources. The listings are alphabetical and not in order of importance. For information, contact The Arc of Fayette, Lamar and Marengo Counties Inc at (205) 932-8642.
The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of the nationwide federally mandated protection and advocacy system. ADAP’s mission is to provide quality, legally-based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities in order to protect, promote and expand their rights.
Phone: (205) 348-4928
Toll Free/TDD (800) 826-1675
Offers a continuum of services for individuals with developmental disabilities at home, in school and on the job. Services include Children’s Rehabilitation Services, Vocational Services and Independent Living Services.
Phone: (334) 281-8780
Toll Free: ( 800) 441-7607
Provides services and supports to infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Infants and toddlers from birth to age 2 are eligible to receive appropriate services if they are delayed by 25 percent or more in their cognitive, physical, communicative, social, emotional or adaptive development, or if they have a diagnosis of a physical and/or medical condition that will likely result in developmental delay.
Phone: (800) 543-3098
Advocates for Alabama’s citizens with developmental disabilities and their families. Grant information, resource information for families. Also provides funds for individuals with developmental disabilities, their family members or guardians to participate in conferences, training events, public forums and other activities. http://www.acdd.org/
Alabama department responsible for services to individuals with mental retardation, substance abuse issues and mental illness. Website has information for families and individuals, with specific information on waiting list applications and community providers. http://www.mh.alabama.gov/
Offers a resource for financial planning for families with disabled loved ones. As families begin to plan their estate, they may realize that any direct commitment may jeopardize their entitlement eligibility, such as SSI, Medicaid and others. http://www.alabamafamilytrust.com/
A low-cost, comprehensive healthcare coverage program for Alabama children under age 19. Benefits include well child check-ups and immunizations, sick child doctor visits, prescriptions, vision and dental care, hospitalization, mental health and substance abuse services and much more. www.adph.org/allkids/
A resource for individuals with autism and their family members. Also provides services such as information and referral, parent and sibling support, a lending library and advocacy. This website also contains information on the Alabama Autism Task Force. www.autism-alabama.org
Provides assistance to families of children and youth with special health care needs in a variety of ways. They encourage families to developmental individual partnerships with thechildren’s care providers and to look for opportunities to impact systems change. Includes links to Alabama resources. www.familyvoices.org/states.php?state=AL
Exists to assist individuals with disabilities and their families live the life of their choice. Provides training and resources for individuals and families. www.fulllifeahead.org
Purpose: to provide people with developmental disabilities and their families with several opportunities. Provides flexible funding; allows people and their families to decide for themselves what supports they really need and want; and gives people and their families real decision making power about the way supports are provided in their communities. http://famsupport.com/
A non-profit organization that promotes independence for persons with physically disabling conditions and opportunities to pursue active healthy lifestyles. Offers a wide range of fitness, recreation, athletic and education programs to children and adults. www.lakeshore.org
Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for low-income pregnant women, children, certain people on Medicare, disabled individuals and nursing home residents. Alabama Medicaid is the primary funding source for services for adults with intellectual disabilities and related disabilities in Alabama. www.medicaid.alabama.gov
Advocates for the needs of individuals with Down syndrome and offers support, acceptance and encouragement for parents and families of persons with Down syndrome. www.downsyndromealabama.org
The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website provides information on the federal government’s two disability benefit programs, title II social security disability benefits and title 16 SSI disability benefits. Covered topics include disability applications, denials on claims, the filing of appeals, and how the disability claim evaluation process works. www.ssdrc.com
A Guide to Social Security for Seniors link is below
A state advocacy organization for people with cognitive, intellectual, and developmental disabilities and their families. Working to include all children and adults with developmental disabilities in every community.
The Arc is the world’s largest community based organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Provides an array of services and supports for families and individuals. Information on local chapters of The Arc. www.thearc.org