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A TOUCH OF UNDERSTANDING, INC.

A TOUCH OF UNDERSTANDING, INC. #65631197


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  • 5280 Stirling Street
    Granite Bay, Placer

A Touch of Understanding’s mission is to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals. ATOU's educational programs are designed to increase understanding of differences, thereby minimizing discrimination, bullying, and social isolation suffered by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially those with disabilities.

ATOU's in-school workshop provides a potent, life-changing opportunity for students to meet people with disabilities and to experience for themselves what it may be like to have a disability. The workshop is broken up into two parts.
  • Part 1: Speakers with disabilities talk about their life, their challenges, and how they achieve their goals. During the hour and a half session, students are encouraged to interact with these volunteers and ask questions.
  • Part 2: Students visit activity stations where they: use a wheelchair and white cane, learn to write their names in Braille, perform a task using a mirror to simulate a le…
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ADA COURT ACCOMODATIONS - NCSC

NEVADA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT #69488768


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  • 201 Church Street, Suite 6
    Nevada City, Nevada

Nevada County Suprior Court offers Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodations

Nevada County Superior Court has an ADA Coordinator (Americans with Disabilities Act) to ensure full access to the judicial system.

POLICY
In accordance with California Rule of Court 1.100, it is the policy of Superior Court of California, County of Nevada to assure that qualified individuals with disabilities have equal and full access to the judicial system.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMODATION
Requests for Accommodation including but not limited to auxiliary aids and/or services should be made as far in advance of the requested accommodations implementation date as possible, and in any event should be made no less than five court dates prior to the requested implementation date. The Court may, in its discretion, waive this requirement..

QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Are persons covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and includes individuals who have a physical or mental impairment that su…

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ADA PERSONAL & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS RESOURCES - PAC

PACIFIC ADA CENTER #64889881


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  • 555 12th Street
    Oakland, Alameda

The Pacific ADA Center to builds partnerships between the disability community and the general public by enhancing understanding of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through education and technical assistance.
The Pacific ADA Center is one of ten Regional Centers in the ADA National Network set up across the United States to provide information and referral, training, consultation, and technical assistance to the business, state and local government, and disability communities about their responsibilities and rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Center includes numerous consultants, a small staff, and subcontracts with more than 20 entities regionwide. The Center participates in nationwide training projects and the development of materials for broad based distribution. Pacific ADA Center receives direct and current information from the Departments of Justice, Transportation, Education, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Federal Communications C… [read more]
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES - COUNTY OF NEVADA - NCDSS

NEVADA COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES #4661905


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  • 950 Maidu Ave
    Nevada City, Nevada

Adult Protective Services provides a support system to elderly and dependent adults who may be subject to neglect, physical abuse or exploitation, or who are unable to protect their own best interests. 

Conducts timely and thorough investigations to determine the validity of allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Investigates reports made on individuals who live outside of licensed homes or facilities. Offers comprehensive assessments and identification of root causes to achieve a thorough understanding of overall situations. Creates comprehensive service plans which may include referrals to other community agencies and provides preventive and supportive services in an effort to prevent abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation against elderly persons and adults with disabilities.

The best way to report suspected elder or dependent abuse, is to call Adult Protective Services at 530-265-1639.
ALZHEIMER'S/DEMENTIA SUPPORT AND SERVICES

ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION: GREATER SACRAMENTO AREA #65630851


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  • 1455 Reponse Road
    Sacramento, Sacramento
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  • 24/7 Helpline
    800-272-3900

The Alzheimer's Association seeks to eliminate Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia through:
  • Research
  • Connecting people to research studies through TrialMatch
  • Advocates for policies and laws that support individuals with dementia and their caregivers
  • Raises awareness of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia
  • Safety services
  • Care and support for individuals with all forms of dementia (or mild cognitive impairment), family, friends and professional caregivers through a Helpline (800-272-3900, 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week)
  • Care consultations
  • Education workshops
  • Conferences
  • Support groups for caregivers and a group for persons with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the early stage
  • Written and online materials in multiple languages
  • Respite grants

Home office is located: 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 Chicago, IL 60601

Local office is located:  1455 Response Rd suite 190, Sacramento, CA 95815

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT - ADA

US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE & ADA #78957778


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  • Phone 1
    800-514-0301

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects people with disabilities from discrimination.

An important tool to fight discrimination is the ability to file a complaint with an appropriate federal agency.

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER RESOURCES - FEAT

FAMILIES FOR EARLY AUTISM TREATMENT #4663216


Families for Early Autism Treatment offers:
  • Education, advocacy and support for the Northern California Autism Community
  • Information to parents of children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), and Asperger's Syndrome, and to professionals about FEAT, its goals, organization, and how FEAT can help families.
  • Information about other available resources
  • A monthly e-newsletter
  • Contact FEAT to become a member or sign up in person at any of the monthly meetings. Membership is free and simply means that you get on the list for e-news and other relevant communications.
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DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCACY

DISABILITY RIGHTS CALIFORNIA #11547829


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  • Sacramento Regional Office
    Sacramento, Sacramento

Provides free legal and advocacy services to low-income Californians with disabilities including individual advocacy, self advocacy, training and class action litigation.

Augments trainings with hundreds of free publications, available via the website, written to help people learn how to obtain the services and support they need.
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER - FREED

FREED CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING #4662914


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  • 435 Sutton Way
    Grass Valley, Nevada

FREED Independent Living Center offers advocacy, information, referral, and assistance with aging and disability issues.

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OPTIONS COUNSELING - FREED

FREED CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING #74648790


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  • 435 Sutton Way
    Grass Valley, Nevada

As a member of the Nevada County Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC), FREED assists people in making informed decisions about their short- or long–term care needs, and helps them make a plan to be able to live as they want in the community.

The ADRC helps individuals form a realistic view of what the community options in Nevada County really are. The consumer is encouraged to sit down with the ADRC Navigator to make an action plan and then become responsible for carrying out the steps of the plan. A sample plan might include contacting family members for their input, contacting a financial advisor or planner to help with the money issues, or gathering information from local agencies on energy assistance or low cost telephone programs. It is up to the person to follow through on the plan but assistance from the ADRC Navigator is readily available if needed. A follow-up call will be made to see if the plan has been successful or if an amended plan is needed.

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