|Assistive Technology-By State
States have an Assistive Technology program with centers located throughout the state. The programs are designed to help
children and adults with disabilities across all aspects of their lives.
A map of the United States where you can click on YOUR state and be taken directly to your state's Family Services website.
Visit a particular states social service or human
service agency...click on that state on the map.
Locate your state's Medicaid program by clicking on this map.
Links to State and Government Agencies
or Resources. Not complete,
needs your help if you have the
time! Also check out your state page for some listings I've had time to link.
Locate your state's disability programs and resources.
Click on your State to get the statues/laws governing wills.
Listing of addresses, phone numbers, etc. of social security offices in each state.
Social Security has two programs that pay benefits
to people with disabilities. Get details.
Free or low cost legal assistance available in each state
Map of the USA where you can access over 60,000 legal forms, comprising both state and federal jurisdictions covering such things
as guardianships, power of attorney and many more!
"Quick" links from the US Government Department of HHS to individual state
information on Children, Drug Programs, Eneregy Assistance, Health Care Facilities, HHS Information/Hotline, Insurance, Medicare,
Medicaid, Nursing Homes, Physicians, Records (Vital), Where to report a problem with any HHS Agency and Research & Clinical
Trials. Plus, an excellent link to Caregiver Bills To Watch for you to track bills in your state that will affect the programs supporting
home care, health, disability issues, etc.
Home & Community-Based Service (HCBS) Waivers
The only Medicaid program that pays for non-medical services in the home, HCBS waivers makes direct payments to respite providers and are believed to
be the leading source of federal funds for respite care. The programs may serve clients
of all ages who are physically disabled, develop-mentally disabled, mentally retarded,
or mentally ill, and clients who have specific illnesses such as
AIDS, or specific conditions, such as head injury.
There are often long waiting lists for these programs. Providers are reimbursed
on a fee-for-service basis and must follow the states reporting requirements.
Medicaids billing system may also
require programs to implement somewhat sophisticated cost accounting procedures.
Questions should be directed to your state contacts.