What is Disability Rights & Resources?
- Disability Rights and Resources’ mission is to empower people with disabilities to fully participate in the community. We encourage people with disabilities to support one another in reaching their own independent living goals. We also promote equal access and disability rights through advocacy and public awareness activities.
- Disability Rights and Resources’ offices are located in Birmingham, Jasper, and Alabaster, Ala. to provide services to Jefferson, Walker, Shelby, St. Clair and Blount Counties. Information and referral service is available to all callers, regardless of residence.
- We are a United Way Agency, and we receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education, City of Birmingham, the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Social Security Administration, and fees and donations.
- Independent living is based upon peer relationships and principles of integration, consumer control, cross-disability and equal access. All Disability Rights and Resources’ services are community-based and non-residential in nature.
- We believe advocacy is at the core of independent living, so we work to promote equal access within the Center and in the community.
- A majority of staff and board members are people with disabilities. Consumers, not professionals, set their own independent living goals. Consumers are offered the option of developing an independent living plan, but they may elect to waive such a plan and just receive services.
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Disability Rights & Resources
1418 6th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203