Direct Services

Housing Assistance– Assistance to individuals with disabilities who are homeless or who need to locate affordable, accessible housing.

Employment Services– Assistance with obtaining employment and work related issues. Social Security and other benefit counseling. 

Disability Rights– Information about your rights and evaluation of local business, organization, etc. to ensure that all accessibility guidelines are followed.   

Assistive Technology– Equipment provided on a loan basis and also assist consumers in obtaining their own equipment.

Technology Assistance Program– Devices for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or who have speech disabilities.  

Community Action Advocacy Groups– Community needs of a people with disabilities are identified and strategies are developed to address  those needs. 

Support Groups– Recreational activities, mutual encouragement and assistance in identifying and addressing personal to address those needs.

Computer Technology Instruction– instruction in the utilization of accessible computer software.

Home Modifications– Ramps, grab bars, etc. provided to financially eligible individuals (Note: dependent on availability of funds).*

Educational Transition Services–  Collaboration with school systems and other agencies to assist students with disabilities in transition from middle school and post graduate opportunities.

Institution Transitioning–   Assistance with transitioning from nursing homes and other institutions back into the community. Sometimes accomplished through the Money Follows the Person Project.

Workshops– Workshops for individuals, organizations and business. Included but not limited to sensitivity training, employment issues, ADA, fair housing, assistive technology.  

 

* Contractor, Roger Lucas, in June 2018 visited with Independent Living Coordinators from NRV DRC, Barb Clark and Matt Shelor.

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  [Image description: Three persons stand in front of a wall with artwork on it. They are posed for the photo, looking and smiling at the photographer. Left to right:  Barb Clark, a white woman with glasses and with curly red hair; Matt shelor, a white man with glasses and using arm crutches, with dark black hair; and Roger Lucas from Roger L. Lucas Construction, Inc., who is a white man with short gray hair and a mustache, wearing eyeglasses, standing with arms crossed.] 

 

 

 

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