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Disability Resources - Personal Assistance

Links in this category: 14. Newest link in this category: 2018-01-16

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STIL
The Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living, the first European personal assistance user cooperative, became the model for numerous cooperatives in Sweden and abroad.
http://www.stil.se/
Sweden,
Swedish language,
Link checked 2019-02
The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth)
NCWD/Youth strives to ensure that youth with disabilities are provided full access to high quality services in integrated settings in order to maximize their opportunities for employment and independent living.
http://www.ncwd-youth.info/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2019-02
American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)
We are fighting so people with disabilities can live in the community with real supports instead of being locked away in nursing homes and other institutions.
http://www.adapt.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2019-02
Family Caregiver Alliance
A nationally recognized information center on long-term caregiving and the lead agency in California's statewide system of Caregiver Resource Centers.
https://www.caregiver.org/
United States,
English language,
Link checked 2019-02
STIL, Stockholm Cooperative for Independent Living
The cooperative works in the following way: Each member has his or her personal assistance needs assessed by the local government or, since 1994, by the national social insurance scheme. The need is expressed in a certain number of hours of services a week. The cooperative charges a certain price per hour of services. Each member receives an amount that covers the cost of the numbers of hours that he needs. The funds are transferred by the national insurance fund or local government to the individual?s subaccount in STIL. Thus, each member has a budget that he/she has to administer. The funds can be used for personal assistance only and have to be accounted for. The budget covers assistants'wages, their social insurance as well as STIL's administrative costs.
https://www.stil.se/sv
Sweden,
Swedish language,
Link checked 2019-01


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