Disability Resource Links

Acts, Statutes and Regulations
Advocacy Organizations
Assessments
  • EmpowerAbility, LLC – Home Accessibility Assessment by an Occupational Therapist.
    107 Syracuse Drive
    Newark, DE 19713
    Contact: Debra Young, Med., OTR/L, SCEM, ATP, CAPS
    (302) 504-6067
    Website
    dyoung@empoerability.com
  • University of Delaware, Center for Disabilities Studies
    461 Wyoming Road
    Newark DE 19716-7355
    Contact: Karen Latimer, Assistive Technology Specialist, DATI
    (302) 831-7469
    TDD: (302) 831-4689
    (302) 831-4690
  • Easterseals Seating Assessments: Comfort and Safety for Wheelchair Users
    Easterseals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore
    61 Corporate Circle
    New Castle, DE 19720
    (800) 677-3800
    Proper fit of the wheelchair and seating components is essential for any mobility device. The correct wheelchair and seating system can increase independence, prevent skin breakdown and improve comfort. Easterseals is one of only two providers who use computerized pressure mapping when skin breakdown is a concern. If you have wheelchair concerns, their seating assessment service may be the answer. Click here for more details.
Assistive Technology
  • Communication Aids/Assessments: The ability to communicate is something we take for granted, until you no longer have it.
    Speech generating devices can help someone who has a communication limitation, i.e. due to stroke, multiple sclerosis, cognitive impairments, etc. successfully communicate with others. Through Easterseals Augmentative Communications assessment service, various devices can be tried to determine what works best for the client. Click here for more details.
  • Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative
  • Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative AT Messenger Archives
  • Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative AT Messenger Newsletter
  • Delaware Attorney General Consumer Protection
  • Easterseals Resource and Technology Demonstration Center
    Housed in our New Castle location, visitors can try hundreds of assistive devices on display and search through thousands of products in catalogs and DVDs that will help them maintain or improve independence and home safety. Visit them for a tour! For more information, email resources@esdel.org or call (302) 221-2087.
  • Low-Interest Loans for More Accessible Living
    The Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Easterseals’ partnerships with lending institutions can help finance assistive technology for home, work, or even vehicle modifications, with lower interest loans. Their Case Manager will help guide you through the process. For more information, email resources@esdel.org or call (302) 221-2076. Click here for more information.
    Click here for the FYI: Finance Your Independence flyer.
  • Nowhere Else To Turn
    Nowhere Else to Turn is a new home modification & assistive technology program from CDS, DATI and the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, is available for eligible individuals who are unable to live safely and comfortably in their homes because of a paralysis-causing condition, who cannot afford needed renovations to their residence, and who have exhausted their search for funding from other sources.
  • Workplace Accessibility
    Are you someone with a disability who needs assistive technology to work more independently or more successfully? Through the Telework Program, Easterseals’ Case Manager will guide you through the process to apply for a lower interest loan to purchase the assistive technology you need. Check out our Telework Program here.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resources
Disability Resources
Education
Employment
Financial Planning
Government
Healthcare
Home
Housing
Job Seekers
  • ABILITY Jobs for Job Seekers - Post a résumé on this site that provides a place where people with disabilities can seek employment.
  • Benefits.gov - Use this confidential tool designed to help people find government benefit programs for which they may be eligible.
  • Disability.gov - Discover extensive information regarding people with disabilities, and link to numerous web sites offering resources, services, and technical assistance.
  • HirePotential - Specializing in placing people with disabilities in rewarding, competitive jobs with attractive benefits at leading companies across the country. You can send your resume using their online tool, or view current job openings on their database.
  • Job Accommodation Network (JAN) - Link to comprehensive information about employing and retaining workers with disabilities, including resources for job accommodations.
  • Mid-Atlantic ADA Center - Learn about this regional center and its resources including, services to promote awareness about the ADA, accessible information technology, and the rights and abilities of people with disabilities.
  • National Organization on Disability - Access current disability-related news as well as a wide range of resources and information about increasing the participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life.
  • Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) - Link to this U.S. Department of Labor office which helps increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities through education, training, assistive technology, and awareness programs.
  • National Business and Disability Council - The National Business and Disability Council (NBDC) offers resources for career-seekers with disabilities, including links to local resources and webcasts on resume writing and disclosure. You can post your resume in their national resume database or search through job listings.
  • The Work Site - This Social Security Administration (SSA) web site facilitates the employment of beneficiaries with disabilities through partnerships and program innovation.
  • Delaware Department of Insurance - This site is intended to answer many of the questions faced by people with disabilities regarding their insurance or health plan coverage - from what you can expect when it comes to purchasing different types of insurance to situations you may face when seeking coverage for treatment to how to insure your medical equipment.
  • Delaware Helpline - free on-line service where you can search for human service referrals to community resources.
Journalism
Legal Resources

Guardianships, Trusts, and Specialized Legal Services

Mental Health Resources
Respite Services
Check out FAQs about Respite!
  • DDDS Respite
    The state Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS) provides respite funds to caregivers who are caring for individuals who qualify for services though DDDS. Easterseals works with DDDS to support these families through the respite process. If you are unsure if you already receive respite funding or qualify for services through DDDS, contact the Easterseals office at (302) 221-2076 for help!
  • Lifespan Respite Program
    Through Easterseals Lifespan Respite Program, whether you are caring for a child with special needs, a spouse with a disability or an aging relative, you may apply for up to $500 in grant funding to pay for respite. This program, a result of the Delaware Lifespan Respite Care Network, is partially funded through the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities but serves caregivers and care recipients across the lifespan. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.
  • Relative Respite
    If you are a grandparent or other relative 55 or older, caring for a child under 18, you may qualify for the Relative Respite Program. Through this program, partially funded through the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities, relatives raising children whose parents are no longer able to, can apply for funds of up to $250 per child for respite care. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.
Social Security
Special Education
Travel/Transportation
Supreme and Superior Court Cases
Voting
Web Accessibility
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