Resources

Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative

PossAbilities is a member of the Inland Empire Disabilities Collaborative (IEDC) which comprises 800+ organizations serving people with disabilities in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. The dedicates their efforts to promoting equal opportunity, universal access, and full participation of people with disabilities in all aspects of life. For more information on IEDC visit www.iedisabilitiescollaborative.org.

Cerebral Palsy Resources and Education

Information and support to help provide resources and education to those affected by CP.

https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/

Cerebral Palsy Guide

855 329 1008
Provides resources and information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and treatment options.
www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com

Cerebral Palsy Symptoms

http://www.cerebralpalsysymptoms.com/

Home Remodeling Guide

The reason we made Expertise.com is to help people make truly better decisions by clearly laying out their options, with content written by industry experts. Because of our non-biased approach, we’ve been a trusted source for government entities and organizations throughout the US. Many publications and businesses already use our guides as resources for their readers. The guide aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and disabled people much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility. You can see the entire guide along with some of its features here: http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs

Guide for Online Colleges & Disabilities

A user-friendly guide that explores legal provisions as well as a comprehensive listing of scholarships and grants designed specifically to support their higher education pursuits. http://www.accreditedonlinecolleges.org/resources/accredited-online-colleges-and-disability-education/

List of Official Disabilities

Information on the complete list of federally recognized disabilities can be found directly at https://www.ssa.gov/disability/professionals/bluebook/
There are two (2) lists, Adult List Part A and Childhood Listing Part B. Please follow the links provided to find the information you need.

Transportation Resources

The Inland Empire has two major transit agencies: Omnitrans in San Bernardino County and Riverside Transit Agency in Riverside County.

Access Service – San Bernardino County. Access is a service designed to provide equal access to public transportation for persons who are physically or cognitively unable to use regular bus service. Access provides curb-to-curb service to complement the Omnitrans fixed-route bus system. Access is available to pick up ADA certified residents within the city limits of the 15 cities that comprise the Omnitrans service area for a $5.00 surcharge. Service is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 7 pm. To apply for ADA Certification you can download an ADA Certification application from the Omnitrans website or request an ADA application package by calling (909) 379-7100. http://www.omnitrans.org/routes/access.shtml

Dial-A-Ride Riverside Transit Authority. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Riverside Transit Agency provides ADA Dial-A-Ride service to anyone with a disability who cannot use the fixed route bus system some or all of the time. RTA provides Dial-A-Ride service within ¾ mile of a regular RTA fixed bus route. It is strongly encouraged that you verify that your home is within the Dial-A-Ride service area before applying for service. If you have any questions about ADA services, whether you live within the Dial-A-Ride service area or about Dial-A-Ride policies, please call (800) 795-7887. http://www.riversidetransit.com/index.php/dial-a-ride/what-is-dial-a-ride

Compassion Allowance Program

Social Security has an obligation to provide benefits quickly to applicants whose medical conditions are so serious that their conditions obviously meet disability standards. Compassionate Allowances (CAL) are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information. Compassionate Allowances allow Social Security to target the most obviously disabled individuals for allowances based on objective medical information that we can obtain quickly. Compassionate Allowances is not a separate program from the Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income programs. Social Security’s Compassionate Allowance program has expanded to include 200 disabling conditions.

For the expanded list of conditions please click http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/conditions.htm.

For more information on the CAL Program click http://www.ssa.gov/compassionateallowances/index.htm.

Social Security Income

This link explains what Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is, who can get it and how to apply. It provides basic information and is not intended to answer all questions. For specific information about your situation, you should talk with a Social Security representative. The SSI program makes payments to people with low income who are age 65 or older or are blind or have a disability. The Social Security Administration manages the SSI program. Even though Social Security manages the program, SSI is not paid for by Social Security taxes. SSI is paid for by U.S. Treasury general funds, not the Social Security trust funds. Click here http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/11000.html to learn more about what SSI is and how it can benefit you. For information on how to apply for SSI please click here http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/ssi.htm. Please visit http://www.ssdrc.com/ for important information regarding the Social Security Disability Resource Center!