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Here are some other resources that might help you do your job. These are links to other companies and organizations that provide information and resources. Included on this page is Delmarva, Personal Outcome Measures, ARC, and much more.

Other Important Resources

Please write to WaiverInfo@aol.com if you know of any other resources.

 
George Andrew- Another Great Site By a Support Coordinator

George Andrew is a support coordinator who created a website to help empower people who have disabilities.  His site explains "Who Does What," and how providers, support coordinators, families, and the person all play a role.  There is also a great list of "Waiver" terms and their definitions.  Thank you George, for sharing your knowledge!

Medicare

 The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare.

Disability Resources, Inc.

It is a nonprofit organization that provides information.  They monitor hundreds of publications, audiovisual materials, on line services, and other resources every month.  They review and report on worthwhile materials.  This site is the largest and most complete site I've ever come across.  However, it's so big, and there are so many topics, that it can be overwhelming. 

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Sammons Preston Catalog

Many of our durable medical providers use the Sammons Preston Catalog to order supplies.  Check out their catalog below.

Family Care Council Florida

The mission of the Family Care Council is to advocate, educate, and empower individuals with disabilities and their families. Visit them to find many links and valuable resources.

DELMARVA

Delmarva's vision is to enhance the service delivery system in order to produce results that reflect communicated choices and preferences that matter most to the person.

FAAST

FAAST (Florida Assistive Services and Technology)

FAAST has an assistive technology loan program.  People can try out different assistive devices before buying them.  I've seen so many clients get assistive devices that cost thousands of dollars and they never use them.  This program gives the opportunity to try before you buy. 

211 Community Resources -

Call 211 from your home phone to get local community resources.   They should be able to provide you with information on financial assistance, emergency services, hospitals, senior services, counseling, abuse, support groups, daycare, pregnancy services, and much more.  First Call For Help 2-1-1 is a 24-hour, free, confidential helpline for crisis counseling and community information and referrals for health and human services and resources in Florida. Just Dial 2-1-1 to be routed to your nearest helpline. www.211.org

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council

The Florida Developmental Disabilities Council encourages and advocates opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities and their families.  Go to their web page to learn more about them.  You will also find links to other great resources.

Bobby's World

You Go Mom!  Eldalee Cook is Bobby's Mom.  She put together this wonderful website.

Learn about Bobby, school choice, medical suppliers, and support groups.  Also a great list of Florida Senators contacts.  Way to go, Eldalee!  Thanks for all your hard work.

Department of Elder Affairs

The Department of Elder Affairs provides many types of assistance to older adults, usually age 60 and over. 

They have a handy "on line" reference book.  Some topics the reference book covers are:  medical care, caregiver support, housing, insurance, rights, and emergencies.  It also gives information on how to get additional supports and services.  Some services are provided to people who meet eligibility requirements, such as a certain age, but many are for anyone that requests them.  You can also call the Elder Help line at (800) 96- ELDER and they will help you find supports and services.

The Arc

The Arc is the world's largest grassroots organization of and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Arc is devoted to promoting and improving supports and services for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

STAND- Statewide Advocacy Network on Disabilities

The purpose of STAND is to help parents who have a child with a disability to get appropriate education.  They have local chapters that provide for families.  STAND helps inform families of their rights.