Here are some helpful links to organizations that help people with neurological conditions
Visit https://www.biawa.org/ for more information.
Need help navigating the often confusing issue of disability in the workplace?
As dedicated, professional, public service agents, our Business Specialists bring over 70 years of experience in the rehabilitation, training, and employment of persons with disabilities to help demystify the sometimes puzzling myths of disability. Through training, technical assistance, and resources, we will help you understand the:
- Assistive technology
- Support systems available
- Vocational implications of disability
- Work accommodations.
We will aid you in developing strategies for hiring and retaining effective and qualified employees to help you create a barrier free workplace that can ultimately improve your customer service.
We will do it all at no cost to you! Will that benefit you? Contact us through our local offices and regions.
Visit https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/business-services-team-bst for more information.
24-Hr Crisis Line: 866-427-4747
Crisis Connections, formerly known as Crisis Clinic, was founded in 1964. We are one of the oldest Crisis Lines in the nation, and home to five programs focused on serving the emotional and physical needs of individuals across Washington State. These programs include the 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 211, Teen Link, WA Recovery Help Line and WA Warm Line. With over 400 trained volunteers and experienced staff, we provide support, resources and certified training for King County and other communities statewide.
King County 211 connects people to the help they need. We provide the most comprehensive information on health and human services in King County. Whether it’s for housing assistance, help with financial needs, or to find the location of the nearest food bank.
How do I apply for DART Services?
Call (425) 347-5912
to start your DART application
We will guide you through the process and are here to answer any questions you have along the way.
- You’ll start with a confidential interview with an ADA Paratransit Eligibility Specialist who will identify your specific transit use skills, abilities and limitations.
- Your eligibility interview may include your own evaluation of your abilities, along with an assessment of your physical and cognitive ability to ride a fixed-route bus. Your balance, strength, coordination, range of motion, general orientation and cognitive abilities may be assessed.
- You may have someone accompany you for the interview, which may take one to two hours. When interviewing in person, part of the assessment may be conducted outdoors, so dress appropriately.
Visit https://www.communitytransit.org/dart/applying-for-dart-services for more information.
Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) provides training, counseling, and support to help Washington residents of all ages, who are blind or visually impaired, pursue employment, education, and independent living. Our goal is “Inclusion, Independence, and Economic Vitality for People with Visual Disabilities.”
Visit https://dsb.wa.gov/ for more information.
General information line: 1-800-737-0617
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Provide assistance with all kinds of state-run human services including help with food, housing, cash assistance, medical, mental health, treatment for addictions, adoption, child care, child support, foster parenting and medical insurance for kids
Visit https://www.dshs.wa.gov/ for more information.
DVR is a statewide resource assisting people with disabilities to prepare for, secure, maintain, advance in, or regain employment. DVR partners with organizations and businesses to develop employment opportunities. DVR serves people who seek meaningful, secure employment but whose disabilities may result in one or more barriers to achieving an employment goal.
Visit https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr for more information.
General Ling 360-725-3413
Seattle Office: 206-568-5700
The Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) assists individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to obtain services and supports including: case management, dental services, early support for infants and toddlers, employment and day program services, home and community based services waivers, individual and family services program, Medicaid personal care, medically intensive children’s program, mental health/crisis services program, professional services and state supplementary payment program
Visit https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda for more information.
Visit https://www.epilepsy.com/washington for more information.
We provide free and confidential one-on-one business counseling by phone, email, and in-person for the Greater Seattle area. We also conduct workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and seasoned small business owners.
Visit https://www.score.org/seattle for more information.
Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified applicant or employee with a disability. The ADA applies to private employers with 15 or more employees and to state and local government employers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the employment provisions of the ADA.
Visit https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/job-applicants-and-ada for more information.
JAN provides free information and consulting services for individuals with all types of medical conditions. Services include information dissemination or one-on-one consultation on job accommodation solutions, the accommodation process, assistive technology and equipment product vendors, referral to other resources, and ADA compliance assistance. JAN services are available in a variety of ways, including the JAN on Demand feature, Live Chat , or telephone.
Visit https://askjan.org/info-by-role.cfm#for-individuals for more information.
Making It Work is an easy to understand guide that can help you understand how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to your specific situation and how to ask for the help you need at work. Many people are unaware that the workplace barriers and limitations they are experiencing at work due to their health conditions are covered under the ADA.
Click here to buy a copy of the book.
Visit https://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/WAS for more information.
Provide links to affordable/low-income housing options for individuals and families in the city of Seattle (minimum/maximum income requirements available on website) through various housing assistance organizations
Visit http://www.seattle.gov/housing/renters for more information.
Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation’s people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does. With retirement, disability, and survivors benefits, Social Security is one of the most successful anti-poverty programs in our nation’s history.
Visit https://www.ssa.gov/ for more information.
Employers can capitalize on the value and talent people with disabilities offer America’s workplaces with both federal and state government financial incentives. These incentives serve two purposes: to encourage hiring people with disabilities and to support modifications and accommodations that enhance workplace accessibility and productivity of workers with disabilities.
For information https://askearn.org/page/employer-financial-incentives.
Hospital care is complex and requires many choices and decisions. This complexity can be confusing and even frightening for patients at a time when they need to make important decisions and focus on coping with their illness.
It is our responsibility to help ensure that patients and their families are aware of their rights and responsibilities, and have the information that will allow them to protect their dignity and independence. These rights and responsibilities are addressed for UW Medical Center and UW Medicine Primary Care, and for Harborview Medical Center.
Visit https://www.uwmedicine.org/patient-resources/patient-rights-and-responsibilities for more information.
Visit http://www.dva.wa.gov/ for information.
There mission is to ensure that all children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD’s) & other developmental disabilities (DD’s) have every opportunity to thrive and become productive members of society. We do this by helping families access ASD & DD health insurance benefits, effective services in schools, and supportive community-based services, regardless of their personal financial situation.Join the movement toward a world free of MS.
Visit https://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/ for more information.
- Options – to live safely and independently from an abusive partner
- Freedom – to make their own choices
- Connection – to be listened to and believed in their communities
We are creating communities where all people can live and love without fear.
Visit https://wscadv.org/washington-domestic-violence-programs/ for more information.
WorkSource is a statewide partnership of government, education, and community organizations that offers a unique resource for businesses and job seekers: a “one-stop” for career development and human resources support. WorkSource incorporates employment services, skills training, and community services all in one package.
Visit https://www.worksourceskc.org/ for more information.