LIFE (Learning, Inclusion, Fun and Empowerment) Mower County
Advocacy - Disabilities
401 2nd Ave NE, Austin, MN, 55912
Distance: 965 Miles
Program that works on behalf of individuals and/or groups to make sure that they receive the benefits and services for which they are eligible
Provides individual, family and legislative advocacy about the rights and protections of people with intellectual disabilities and their families
Areas of advocacy support include:
* Information and support to help with decisions
* Knowledge of rights and responsibilities
* Referral to services
* Mediate or negotiate on your behalf
* Assist in making others more accountable
- Developmental disabilities
Persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families or professions or any interested persons
Call for an appointment.
There is no fee for this service.
9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Thursday
Closed Friday and Weekends
|Main - On Call||(507) 291-9540|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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FP-0500.2500Group Advocacy Definition
Programs that intervene on behalf of groups of people who have a common grievance against a public or private service provider or who believe that their rights have been violated, and which attempt to reach an equitable settlement without resorting to litigation.
FP-0500.3300Individual Advocacy Definition
Programs that intercede on behalf of individuals to help them establish eligibility for or obtain needed services when they have been denied benefits or services for which they are eligible, when they need assistance to communicate their needs to a service provider or to otherwise effectively represent themselves, or when they have a complaint about a service. Individual advocacy attempts to reach equitable settlements without resorting to litigation and seeks to meet individual needs without attempting to change social institutions.
YF-1800Developmental Disabilities Definition
A severe, chronic disability that is attributable to a cognitive, neurological or physical impairment or a combination of cognitive, neurological and physical impairments; that is manifested during the developmental period (prior to age 22); that is likely to continue indefinitely; and that results in substantial functional limitations in three or more areas of major life activity including self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.
YJ-6750Families/Friends of People With Disabilities Definition
The parents, children, spouses, partners, friends or other relatives or significant others of people who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by ongoing interaction with and concern about the individual with a disability.