Adults with disabilities are constantly changing in not only Louisiana, but all over the United States. Many adults with disabilities were either born with them or acquired them as a child. However, at any moment you could become part of this growing number, temporarily or permanently. Depending on your age when you became disabled and if the disability is temporary or permanently will impact services you may be eligible to receive. Families Helping Families of Jefferson can connect adults with disabilities with supports and resources.
Links to Resources for Adults with Disabilities
Home Remodeling for Disability and Special Needs: What You Need to Know
For many people, owning and maintaining a home is one of the most significant investments they ever make. But for individuals and veterans living with disabilities, or seniors aging in place, the fact that much of the world outside is not built to accommodate their needs magnifies the value of a comfortable home.
2015 Take Charge! A Reproductive Health Guide for Women Disabilities
Women with disabilities have the same reproductive health needs as other women but may require simple accommodations from their clinicians and staff.
Nowhere to Go: The Housing Crisis Facing Americans With Disabilities
For millions of renters with limited mobility and other physical challenges, there are few homes and apartments on the market that work for them.
Fact Sheet from the Human Trafficking Pro Bono Legal Center
Regarding the vulnerability of individuals with disabilities to human trafficking, especially girls. In addition to being forced into labor, individuals with disabilities may also be victims of the theft of their Social Security and other disability benefits.