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Resource Guide for families - statewide listings that includes: Career, Recreational and Community Activity, Disability Support Services, Medical and Dental, Youth to Adult Support, Ministries, Counseling, Respite, Legal and Financial Assistance, Housing and Food. Also includes resources for Developmental and Acquired Disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech/language/ hearing. 

This guide was composed as a formal project by 
Susan Pannell
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- Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. Here is a plain language resource “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Medicaid.”

Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities-Working hard to insure full access to services enabling individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise self determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of community life.

Alabama State Department of Education-Information relating to education in the State of Alabama.

Alabama Early Intervention System-Coordinates services statewide for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays .

Alabama Head Start-Child developmental program for income-eligible families.

Alabama Parent Education Center-Training and information center for families.

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP)-Provides equality, legally based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities.

Alabama Department of Children's Affairs-Identifies, promotes and coordinates services for children, their families, and communities.

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS)--Includes Alabama's Early Intervention System, Children's Rehabilitation Service, Vocational Rehabilitation Service, and Independent Living/Homebound Service.

Alabama Department of Public Health-Protects the public's health through disease prevention, and assurance of public health services.

Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR)-Administers programs to children and adults with disabilities and their families.

Alabama Interagency Autism Coordinating Council-To develop and implement a statewide comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of care for individuals with ASD and their families.

Alabama Autism Providers Network-Promoting collaboration among service providers in Alabama.

Alabama Department of Mental Health-Serving citizens with mental illnesses, intellectual disabilities, and substance use disorders.

Alabama Lifespan Respite Resource Network-Helps find respite provides for caregivers of a child or adult with a disability or chronic illness.

Autism Society of Alabama-Information for families and individuals with autism spectrum disorders in Alabama.

Children's Harbor - Offers two unique environments where children and their families receive coaching, counseling, education, recreation, respite and other supportive services during and after hospitalization.

Disability Rights and Resources-Empowering people with disabilities to fully participate in the community.

Family Voices of Alabama-Statewide organization to help families of children and youth with special needs.

Full Life Ahead Foundation-Assists students with disabilities and their families in planning and achieving a full life after high school.

Governor's Office on Disabilities-Facilitating the inclusion of Alabamians with disabilities in education, employment, housing, transportation, health care, and leisure.

NAMI Alabama is comprised of local support and advocacy groups throughout the state dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with a mental illness in Alabama.

The Arc of Alabama-Works to insure indivisuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to supports to successfully live in their communities.

United Cerebral Palsy of Alabama, Greater Birmingham-Providing quality programs and services for infants, childrens, and adults with disabilities in Birmingham and the surrounding 10 counties.