Disability Rights & Resources
Our Mission is to Empower People with Disabilities to Fully Participate in the Community
Disability Rights & Resources is a non-profit, center for independent living serving Jefferson, Walker, Blount, St. Clair & Shelby counties in Alabama. We provide “the power of hope & freedom”. Disability Rights & Resources is not a residential center. We are an organization that assists individuals in living the life they want as a valued member of our community. Our services are consumer-controlled, so you can direct the services you receive. Anyone who resides in the service area and identifies themselves as a person with a disability is eligible for our FREE services. We serve individuals of all ages with all types of disabilities. Disability Rights & Resources works closely with other agencies in our service area to provide information and resources to our consumers. You can check out our Resources Spotlight below to learn more about the groups with which we partner.
Disability Rights & Resources provides the following services (you can click on the service name for more information):
- Employment Network Services
- Independent Living Skills
- Information & Referral
- Peer Support
- Home Modification
- Nursing Home Transition
- Nursing Home Diversion
- Youth Transition
- Homeless Services
- BOND Demonstration Program
- IEP Support
- Disability Awareness
- ADA Consultation
For more information, call (205) 251-2223, or e-mail Judy.Roy@drradvocates.org. You can also download our Brochure.
READY TO BE HEARD? It’s TIME TO VOTE…
March 1st is Alabama’s Presidential & Statewide primary election. In order to vote in the primary, you MUST be registered to vote in Alabama by February 13, 2016. ALL voter registration forms must be postmarked by Feb. 13, 2016. Hand-delivered registrations must be received by Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Click HERE to get to the online voter registration form.
If you are going to be out of the county on primary day, you can submit your vote by absentee ballot. Feb. 25, 2016 is the last day to request an absentee ballot and Feb. 29, 2016 is the last day to vote by absentee. More information on requesting an absentee ballot can be found HERE.
Polling sites are required to be accessible. Alabama uses the AutoMARK accessible voting machine. Be sure to let someone know if your polling facility is not accessible. For an accessibility checklist, click HERE.
Note: Effective September 1, 2015, a polling official may allow a voter who is physically disabled or over the age of 70 to move to the front of the line at a polling place upon request of the voter.
Make your voice heard – VOTE!
Monthly Budget Tip:
Coupons are a GREAT way to save some money each month! If you live in St. Clair County, you can join our FREE Coupon Class! Each month, the class cuts coupons, learns how to use coupons, and reviews store policies related to coupons. Check out our calendar for the next meeting!
Video on Accessible Playground
Ramp Construction Video
Disability Rights and Resources seeks to equip people with disabilities, the resources and tools needed to be independent and connected within the community.
Our goal is to help people make decisions for themselves and to change the community’s perception of people with disabilities.