Disability Information

Whether asserting your child’s rights as a person with a disability or finding a resource to help make daily life easier, we hope this information is helpful in overcoming some of the challenges of living life with a complex or chronic pain condition.


Advocacy Resources

ACCREDITED ONLINE COLLEGES AND DISABILITY EDUCATION
As with the general population, the level of education and training after high school that a person with disabilities receives is a key factor in their ability to find work.

THE KATIE BECKETT PROGRAM
This program is a special eligibility process that allows certain children with long term disabilities or complex medical needs, living at home with their families Medical Insurance. Eligibility determinations for the Katie Beckett Program are made by nurses employed by the Division of Disability and Elder Services, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services.

SOCIAL SECURITY AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER
Provides a detailed overview of how the federal disability system works (social security disability and SSI) and also provides answers to many questions that applicants typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to. For the most part, the site is based on the author’s personal experience as a former disability-medicaid caseworker, and also as a former disability examiner for the social security administration.

THE INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION (IDA)
Encourages, educates and connects people and organizations touched by illness, pain and disability around the globe. Formerly known as The Invisible Disabilities Advocate.

INFORMATION FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
Connecting the disability community to information and opportunities.

INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE
Disability insurance information.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
Your gateway to information about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY BENEFITS
Get answers to many questions about Social Security disability benefits including how to find out if you are eligible, how to apply and the difference between SSDI and SSI.

BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
The Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs are the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation of America’s 54 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life.

OFFICE OF DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT POLICY
The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) provides national leadership on disability employment policy by developing and influencing the use of evidence-based disability employment policies and practices, building collaborative partnerships, and delivering authoritative and credible data on employment of people with disabilities.

MONEY SAVING PRO GUIDE
Consumer Website Meant to Help Navigate the Social Security Web of Information.