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- Persons with Disabilities Discounts Guide: The Ultimate List of Stores & Services
The "Persons with Disabilities Discounts Guide" is a list of stores and brands that offer discounts for people with disabilities. The list currently consists of more than 80 stores and services divided into 19 categories. There are a lot of stores and agencies out there that offer special discounts and services to persons with disabilities.
- Empowering People with Disabilities to Make Their Own Health Care Decisions
People with disabilities sometimes need help understanding medical information. That does not mean they need a guardian to make decisions for them. People with disabilities can make their own decisions with support. They can ask for help from family members, friends, and other trusted persons (called “Supporters”).
The Arc’s new tool, A Letter for My Doctors, helps people with disabilities describe how and when they want help making health care decisions.
The letter can be used to explain:
· How the person acts when he/she is upset, worried, or confused
· What a health care provider can do if the person is upset, worried, or confused
· When the person wants help making health care decisions
· Who the person wants to help them make health care decisions
Can you or someone you know benefit from this new tool? Download the resource now!