Resources for People With Disabilities
Did you know that there are over 50 million adults in the United States that are living with a physical or mental disability? Many of them were born with that disability. The following are some resources available to assist both the person with disabilities and their families and caregivers.
The National Council on Independent Living advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities. NCIL envisions a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully.
MoneyGeek has created guides to assist people living with disabilities. These guides include Scholarships and Grants for Students With Disabilities and Resources & Funding for Independent Living.
For more information regarding college for students with disabilities, AffordableColleges.com has published a guide to financial aid for students with disabilities
MortgageCalculator.com offers a free guide on keeping your home during a debilitating disease.
NHS Choices has numerous articles including "Personal Hygiene for Cared-For People," "Meals, Nutrition and Feeding," and many more.
Home Advisor offers an article on "Senior-Friendly Remodeling" which can be helpful when planning ahead. This article also offers some answers on adaptations which may be required by someone with a disability.
The United States Department of Justice provides an overview of the Fair Housing Act.