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
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
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:
2527 Charles St. N
No. St. Paul, MN 55109
(651) 748-9095 home
(651) 748-8119 work
* 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
Client Information and Specialization
- People with developmental disabilities
The families of individuals with developmental disabilities, professionals and interested individuals
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FP-0500.4500Legislative Advocacy Definition
Programs that attempt to influence the introduction or review of pending bills, ordinances or administrative rulings with the objective of having an impact on the passage or defeat of such legislation or its content.
TJ-3000.8000Specialized Information and Referral Definition
Programs that maintain information about community resources that are appropriate for a specific target group or human services sector (for example, youth programs or addiction services) and which link individuals who are in need of specialized services with appropriate resources and/or which provide information about community agencies and organizations that offer specialized services.
TN-1700Disability Associations Definition
Organizations whose members are individuals who work in the disability field and have affiliated for the purpose of promoting mutual interests, participating in education and training conferences, interacting with other professionals and taking advantage of other opportunities for personal and professional development. Many disability associations also include individuals with disabilities and their families in their membership. Disability associations may also advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and their caregivers; promote legislation that funds research and services for this population; and provide information for members and the general public. Included are associations that focus on a specific disability such as autism or brain injuries; and those that address a broad range of disability issues.
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-6750.6500Parents of People With Disabilities Definition
The natural or adoptive mothers and fathers of individuals who have physical, sensory, developmental, cognitive, mental or emotional limitations, whose own patterns of personal, social and familial coping have been significantly affected by their responsibility for and concern about the person.