Information and Referral
The ADA recognizes and protects the civil rights of people with disabilities and is modeled after earlier landmark laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race and gender. The ADA covers a wide range of disability, from physical conditions affecting mobility, stamina, sight, hearing, and speech to conditions such as emotional illness and learning disorders.
An assistive technology device is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.
The Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury Services Unit (BI/SCIS) manages multiple programs, contracts, and federal/state grants that provide brain injury services throughout the state. The BI/SCIS Unit serves as a point of contact for customers seeking general information on brain injury and spinal cord injury, or specific resources and referral information about agency services for persons with neurotrauma.
This service matches rehabilitative needs with appropriate services. We assist individuals with severe physical and sensory disabilities to work, to establish self-esteem, and to prevent, eliminate or reduce economic and personal dependency.
Centers for Independent Living (CILs) provide services and advocacy to promote the leadership, independence, and productivity of people with disabilities. CILs work with both individuals, as well as the local communities, to remove barriers to independence and ensuring equality of persons with disabilities.
This program provides consumer-directed personal assistance services to persons with significant physical disabilities who need assistance in performing daily living activities related to employment or community living.