The following organizations offer one or more of the following: activities, assistive
devices, advocacy, information and education and help with
Solutions for independence
The Arc of Forsyth County
The Enrichment Center
Partners Behavioral Health Management
877-235-4673 (Crisis Line)
Disability Rights North Carolina
Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina
Mayor’s Council of Persons with Disabilities
NC Assistive Technology Program
Social Security Administration
Winston-Salem office: 1-877-402-0828
Q: How do I apply for Social Security Disability (SSD) income?
A: You can go online, go through a professional service or go to your local Social Security office. Many people are denied the first time and go through a sometimes lengthy appeal process before being approved. After 24 months of drawing Social Security Disability, an individual will receive Medicare.
Q: How does the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) define disability?
A: It is important to remember that in the context of the ADA, disability is a legal term rather than a medical one. Because it has a legal definition, the ADA’s definition of disability is different from how disability is defined under some other laws. The ADA defines a person with a disability as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activity. This includes people who have a record of such an impairment, even if they do not currently have a disability. It also includes individuals who do not have a disability but are regarded as having a disability.