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VOR - Speaking Out for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Advocacy - Families with Developmental Disabilities

836 S Arlington Heights Rd, Ste 351, Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007-3667

Distance: 589 Miles

(877) 399-4867

Website

http://www.vor.net

Service Details

Description

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


Additional Information

Represents individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families/guardians by advocating for high quality care and human rights.


Advocates on behalf of groups and individuals in institutional, community, or home settings for:
* Parent and family participation in placement decisions
* A range of placement options, from community-based supports to institutional care


State Coordinators help coordinate advocacy efforts, and provide individual advocacy assistance to families in need in many states. A listing of State Coordinators is available at http://www.vor.net/about-vor/state-coordinators.


Minnesota's State Coordinator is:
Alfred Wolfram
2527 Charles St. N
No. St. Paul, MN 55109
(651) 748-9095 home
(651) 748-8119 work
alfy@usfamily.net


* Does research about issues impacting persons with developmental disabilities, with appropriate parental/family input
* Works with other national disability organizations and federal officials
* Provides expert testimony before elected officials, and meets with them to educate about developmental disability issues
* Serves as a resource for families seeking help with legal questions and medical benefit questions, including:
- Estate planning
- Guardianship issues
- Medicaid (Medical Assistance)


Provides access to a variety of resources for families and advocates, including:
* Toolkit for Families: http://www.vor.net/get-help/family-toolkit
* Toolkit for Legislators: http://www.vor.net/legislative-voice/legislator-toolkit
* Advocacy Manual and Toolkit: http://www.vor.net/images/stories/pdf/voradvocacymanualtoolkit2013.pdf


Features

  • Client Information and Specialization
    • Family 
    • People with developmental disabilities 

Eligibility

The families of individuals with developmental disabilities, professionals and interested individuals


Fees

Membership fees


Area Served

Nationwide


Websites

Phone Numbers

Type Number Hours
FAX (877) 866-8377
Toll Free (877) 399-4867

Last Update

3/19/2019

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