Disability Rights & Resources is a Center for Independent Living headquartered in Birmingham. We provide several core services, as well as additional services to help individuals with disabilities living in 20 counties in central Alabama. Our mission is to “empower individuals with disabilities to FULLY participate in their community”.
Information and Referral:
Find answers to your questions about living with a disability. Get information about disability rights, resources, groups or programs that may help you, a family member, or a business.
Independent Living Skills:
Learn the skills you desire to have to be independent everyday and/or to live on your own .You can pick the areas on which you want to work, like budgeting, cooking, running your home, communication, transportation, relationships ,or even how to speak up for yourself.
Learn how to advocate for yourself and have your voice heard while acting for change that offers equal opportunity for people with disabilities. We can help you contact your government officials, write letters or make phone calls ,travel to Montgomery for special events or just figure out how to stand up for your rights in your own life.
Learn problem-solving solutions, share successes and build relationships with other individuals with disabilities who may share your needs/concerns. Learn about new topics, such as healthy living, couponing , and job skills, while making new friends and being part of a team.
Transition into the Community:
Receive assistance relocating from an institution into your own place. Get help learning about the things you will need to be successful – such as finding housing, setting up utilities, and arranging and getting support from others.
Nursing Home Diversion:
Help prevent entering a nursing home by identifying problems that threaten your independence and solutions that work for you.
Youth Transition Services:
Extra help for individuals 14-21 who are in school or have just exited school. Get help understanding your disability at any age, discovering what is important to you, and how to set goals for yourself.
We help people with disabilities in Birmingham by making their homes more accessible, for example by adding a grab bar in the bathroom or a ramp at the front door. Geographic and income limits apply.
Employment Assistance: The Disability Rights & Resources Employment Network Program provides services that assist those receiving SSDI or SSDI, and between the ages of 18 and 64 to meet their employment goals while understanding how working will affect your benefits.
Advocates at Alabama Statehouse