The Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) is part of the nationwide federally mandated protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP's mission is to provide quality, legally based advocacy services to Alabamians with disabilities in order to protect, promote and expand their rights. ADAP's vision is one of a society where persons with disabilities are valued and exercise self-determination through meaningful choices, and have equality of opportunity.
- University Center for Excellence and Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD)
- National Disability Rights Network
- AL Dept. of Rehabilitation Service
- AL Dept. of Mental Health
- AL Council for Developmental Disabilities
- AL Governors Office on Disabilities
- State of AL Client Assistance Program
- AL Disability Advocacy Network (ALDAN)
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PABSS & Social Security Work Incentives Training
This training is designed to provide specific information regarding services ADAP provides for Beneficiaries of Social Security whose goal is to secure, regain or maintain gainful employment. This training will also provide training about the work incentives that are offered by Social Security to allow a person to test their ability to work. Work incentives allow individuals to test their ability to work without any immediate effects on their benefits – both cash payments and health coverage.
Individuals with disabilities, family members, advocates, service providers, and other professionals are all invited and encouraged to attend.There is no charge to attend any of the four training sessions. However, space is limited at each training site. For additional information please contact ADAP: 1-800-826-1675 or visit our website: http://www.adap.net
December 13, 2013 (10 a.m. - 12:00 noon)
E.S. Brooks School of Realty
2312 Memorial Parkway SW, Suite J
ADAP Demands End to Segregated Subminimum-Wage Workshops
Calling them exploitive, isolating, and cost-inefficient, ADAP has called for Alabama to phase-out public support for segregated sheltered workshops for persons with disabilities and to enact "Employment First" policies that support employment in the general workforce as the first and preferred employment outcome for people with any type of disability.
This is the chief recommendation in a report released on Dec. 9 by ADAP titled It's My Job: It's My Life: Employment First for Alabamians with Disabilities.
Through personal stories, this report demonstrates that individuals with disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities, can - with appropriate suppor - achieve gainful employment in the regular labor market.
The report offers cost-efficient, proven policy steps that can be taken to improve employment opportunities for Alabamians with disabilities so they can better achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency.
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