Protection and Advocacy for Individuals With Disabilities

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    Taxonomy Code: FT-1000.6600

    Programs that provide assistance for individuals with disabilities who are having difficulty understanding and/or obtaining the full benefits and services to which they are entitled by law. Included are federally mandated programs that are part of the formal protection and advocacy system which includes Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PADD), Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI), Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR) and the Client Assistance Program (CAP); and independent organizations that provide the same types of services. Protection and advocacy programs provide legal representation and other advocacy services, under federal and state laws, for all people with disabilities and endeavor to ensure full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, health care, accessible housing and productive employment opportunities. The programs maintain a presence in facilities that care for people with disabilities where they monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions. CAP agencies (many of which are housed within protection and advocacy offices) provide information and assistance for individuals seeking or receiving vocational rehabilitation services under the Rehabilitation Act, including assistance in pursuing administrative, legal and other appropriate remedies.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ADULT HOME PROJECT-NASSAUProvides residents of adult homes with legal and non legal advocacy services as well as training in issues which include the rights of adult home residents, rights of persons receiving services from mental health agencies and self-advocacy.NassauNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./HEMPSTEADNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    ADULT HOME PROJECT-SUFFOLKProvides residents of adult homes with legal and non legal advocacy services as well as training in issues which included the rights of adult home residents, rights of person receiving services from mental health agencies and self -advocacy.SuffolkNASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC./ISLANDIANASSAU SUFFOLK LAW SERVICES COMMITTEE, INC.
    CHILDREN'S SERVICESProvides funds for children under age 14 (or under 21 if multi-disabled). Offers services of children's consultant to develop a plan of services, including services provided in the home, community, and/or with other rehabilitation agencies. Provides family counseling/guidance, advocacy services, case management, educational consultation and vocational coordination.NassauCHILDREN'S SERVICESNEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES-COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND AND VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
    FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMProvides family support services including information and referral. Offers advocacy for entitlements and parenting skills training for developmentally disabled persons.SuffolkFAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMBOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF THE BELLPORT AREA
    LONG-TERM/FUTURE PLANNING AND CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESAssists families of individuals with disabilities to plan for the future by creating an individualized life plan and recording important personal(unique, vital and irreplaceable) information. Provides support services such as direct care, guidance and advocacy.LONG-TERM/FUTURE PLANNING AND CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIESDISABLED AND ALONE/LIFE SERVICES FOR THE HANDICAPPED, INC.

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