MISCELLANEOUS RESOURCES

  • A Guide to Accessible Recreation in West Virginia

    The guide includes an alphabetical site index, as well as both a county index and an activity index to help you find a recreation activity by name, location or type.
     

  • A Reporters Guide to Reporting About People With Disabilities

    West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council developed this Guide for Reporting about People with Disabilities for the media.
     

  • ADD Forums – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community

    ADD Forums - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Support and Information Resources Community
     

  • ADHD and Sleep
     

  • American Association of People with Disabilities

    The largest national nonprofit cross-disability member organization in the United States.
     

  • American Diabetes Association

    Leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
     

  • American Education Services Deferment and Forbearance

    If you can't make any payments at all, then a deferment or forbearance might be the right choice to keep your loan from entering default.
     

  • Amputee Coalition of America

    A national, non-profit amputee consumer educational organization representing people who have experienced amputation or are born with limb differences.
     

  • Benefits.gov

    Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs.
     

  • Center for Self-Determination

    The Center for Self-Determination is the primary clearinghouse, training and technical assistance source on Self-Determination in the United States and other countries.
     

  • Center for the Study and Advancement of Disability Policy

    Provides public education, leadership development and training, technical assistance and information dissemination, and conducts action-research and analysis of public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities and their families.
     

  • Cerebral Palsy Group

    The Cerebral Palsy Group is dedicated to providing information, material and resources that is available to parents with children who have been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
     

  • Cerebral Palsy Guide

    Cerebral Palsy Guide helps children and families in need, by extending medical options, educational information financially and emotionally supportive tools to those affected by cerebral palsy.
     

  • Change, Inc.

    CHANGE, Inc. serves Hancock, Brooke, Marshall and Ohio Counties. Their programs include: Housing, Transportation, Weatherization and Community Services, and Family Medical Care Community Health Center, Family Health Practice, Oral Health, Mental Health and Family Care Pharmacy, as well as Right from the Start.
     

  • Common Signs and Symptoms of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation

    Information about abuse, neglect and exploitation from the Zero Tolerance Initiative.
     

  • Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities

    A coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
     

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a US government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly.
     

  • Disability History Museum

    To promote understanding about the historical experience of people with disabilities by recovering, chronicling, and interpreting their stories.
     

  • Disability Statistics – Cornell University

    Online resource for disability statistics.
     

  • Epilepsy Foundation

    The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. In addition to programs conducted at the national level, epilepsy clients throughout the United States are served by more than 50 Epilepsy Foundation affiliates around the country.
     

  • Fair Shake Network

    An association of West Virginians dedicated to a "fair shake" for people with disabilities and to the belief that diversity makes our communities stronger.
     

  • Family Handbook on Future Planning

    A Family Handbook on Future Planning is a guide to help families develop a future plan for their sons or daughters with cognitive, intellectual or developmental disabilities that provides personal, financial and legal protections for these individuals after the parents either die or can no longer provide care or support. The Arc of the United States and Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Aging with Developmental Disabilities Department of Disability and Human Development College of Applied Health Sciences University of Illinois at Chicago.
     

  • Federal Communications Commission – Disability Rights Office

    Disability Rights Office home page of the Federal Communication Commission.
     

  • Get Human

    Customer service help, contact info & tips for faster, better support.
     

  • HCBSadvocacy.org: A New Resource for Aging and Disability Communities

    HCBSadvocacy.org is a platform for the aging and disability communities to post information and resources regarding the new HCBS settings rule and steps each state is making to comply with the new rule. Click on a state or choose from the list below to see resources, dates and deadlines, state documents, news, and other information from that state. This site is a work in progress that relies on state and national partners to find information and share resources.
     

  • Heart + Hand Outreach Ministries

    Heart & Hand is the primary provider of a food pantry for South Charleston and the surrounding area. We receive USDA Commodities and donations from the community.
     

  • International Disability News Ticker

    Disability-themed news from around the world.
     

  • IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center

    IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC) are your source for personal tax help when you believe your tax issue cannot be handled online or by phone, and you want face-to-face tax assistance.
     

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association

    The Muscular Dystrophy Association is a voluntary health agency -- a dedicated partnership between scientists and concerned citizens aimed at conquering neuromuscular diseases that affect more than a million Americans.
     

  • Museum of disABILITY History

    The Museum of disABILITY History is dedicated to advancing the understanding, acceptance and independence of people with disabilities. The Museum’s exhibits, collections, archives and educational programs create awareness and a platform for dialogue and discovery.
     

  • National Ataxia Foundation

    The site is designed to provide information on ataxia to persons with ataxia, ataxia families, caregivers, the medical community, researchers, and others who are interested in ataxia.
     

  • National Council on Disability

    NCD is an independent federal agency composed of members appointed by the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the U.S. Senate.
     

  • National Do Not Call Registry

    The National Do Not Call Registry gives you a choice about whether to receive telemarketing calls at home. Most telemarketers should not call your number once it has been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at this Website. You can register your home or mobile phone for free.
     

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society

    The National MS Society is a collective of passionate individuals who want to do something about MS now?to move together toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.
     

  • National Organization on Disability

    The mission of the National Organization on Disability (NOD) is to expand the participation and contribution of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life.
     

  • Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Federal homepage. Civil rights laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, together protect your fundamental rights of nondiscrimination and privacy. This site has links and information to file an OCR complaint.
     

  • Olmsteadrights.org

    Atlanta Legal Aid Society (ALAS), in partnership with the National Disability Rights Network, The Legal Services Corporation, and Probono.net, announce olmsteadrights.org, a place for everyone to learn about the Olmstead decision and hear from people with disabilities, through stories and videos, how the decision positively impacts their life. The website also provides resources and information for self-advocates, legal advocates, family and friends of people with disabilities.
     

  • Partners in Policymaking Self-Advocacy Course

    The goal of Partners in Policymaking is to educate participants to be active partners with those who make policy. They will become partners in policymaking. The idea is to develop partnerships that are based on positive relationships. In today?s political climate of radical change, Partners graduates must work harder than ever to prevent the loss of basic rights for people with disabilities. Partners graduates can change the future by influencing public policy today.
     

  • Pride Community Services

    PRIDE offers a multitude of programs geared at assisting low income individuals and families to move out of poverty and toward self sufficiency. Currently the agency operates Senior nutrition sites in Logan, Chapmanville and Millcreek; Head Start Centers in Logan, Chapmanville, Dehue, Lorado and Buffalo; and in conjunction with the Logan County Board of Education we operate specialized collaborative classrooms in several schools; Weatherization Program; CSBG Program; Child and Adult Food Care Program; Case Management and In-Home Care Programs.
     

  • Program Development Associates

    The professional's choice for disability and diversity resources.
     

  • SafeLink Wireless Phone

    A free service that provides eligible individuals with a free cell phone and free monthly minutes as a safety device.
     

  • Social Security Administration Fact Sheets

    What You Can Do Online at www.socialsecurity.gov.
     

  • Southwestern Community Action Council, Inc.

    A private non-profit 501c3 agency whose mission is to facilitate the social and economic well-being of low-income families in Cabell, Lincoln, Mason, and Wayne counties in West Virginia.
     

  • TASH (The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps)

    TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm.
     

  • Taxpayer Advocate Service

    An independent organization within the IRS, TAS is here to protect your rights as a taxpayer, and help you with tax problems you can't resolve on your own.
     

  • The Clearinghouse for Home and Community Based Services

    HCBS.org promotes the development and expansion of home and community-based services by gathering resources and tools for research, policy making and program development into this one-stop website.
     

  • The Connecting Link, Inc.

    Our mission is to meet an individual's immediate need and assist the residents of Marion, Monongalia, Preston, and Harrison counties locate resources to help them become more sufficient.
     

  • The West Virginia Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN)

    The ADRN is a state-funded resource and is a division of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services.  There is a wide-ranging list of resources available to you on our web site.  This list is offered for informational purposes and to assist you.  The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services does not endorse or recommend any agency or business listed.
     

  • Tourette Syndrome Association

    Our mission is to identify the cause of, find the cure for and control the effects of Tourette Syndrome. We offer resources and referrals to help people and their families cope with the problems that occur with TS.
     

  • U.S. Census Bureau Disability Statistics

    View reports, briefs, and data on disability.
     

  • U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

    To File a Complaint about:1: An institution - complaints about institutions such as jails, prisons, juvenile facilities, developmental disability/mental retardation facilities, mental health facilities or nursing homes. 2: A law enforcement agency - complaints about law enforcement agencies, such as police or sheriff's departments. 3: Access Act violations - interference with access to reproductive health clinics or places of religious worship.
     

  • United Cerebral Palsy

    United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is the leading source of information on cerebral palsy and is a pivotal advocate for the rights of persons with any disability.
     

  • West Virginia Attorney General Consumer Complaints

    The first step for consumers who have been a victim of unlawful practices in the purchases of goods and service is to fill out the Consumer Complaint Form and return it to the West Virginia Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division.
     

  • West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners Complaint

    To file a complaint against a social worker licensed in West Virginia.
     

  • West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence 

    The West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence is committed to the elimination of personal and institutional violence against women, children, and men.
     

  • West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Complaints

    To file a complaint about an environmental issue.
     

  • West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Hotlines

    The Federal and WV State governments operate a number of toll-free resource hotlines to provide information about health topics and services.
     

  • West Virginia Estate Recovery Program brochure

    The information in this brochure is intended to provide only a general description of the State of West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Medicaid Estate Recovery Program.
     

  • West Virginia Olmstead Office

    Homepage of West Virginia's Olmstead office. Includes information about Olmstead and filing complaints.
     

  • West Virginia Rural Health Association

    The West Virginia Rural Health Association is a nonprofit, grassroots, member-driven organization. Our membership is made up of a variety of people and organizations that are interested in the health of rural West Virginians throughout the state. Members work together to identify the health care concerns of rural West Virginians and find ways to improve services in our communities.
     

  • West Virginia University Centers for Excellence in Disabilities

    The Center has worked with consumers, state, local, and federal agencies to realize opportunities and tackle and overcome challenges for people with developmental and other disabilities of all ages.
     

  • West Virginia Utility Assistance Program

    West Virginia Utility Assistance Program assists eligible utility customers with their gas, electric and water bills.
     

  • World Institute on Disability

    The mission of the World Institute on Disability (WID) in communities and nations worldwide is to eliminate barriers to full social integration and increase employment, economic security and health care for persons with disabilities.
     

  • Zippia Disability Resource Guide

    Zippia is a resource site for job seekers who want to empower their career aspirations with knowledgeable data.



     

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