Disability-Related Services

The following service providers may offer one or more of the following: activities, assistive
devices, advocacy for persons with disabilities, information and education or help in
obtaining and maintaining employment.

The Adaptables, Inc.
336-767-7060
www.theadaptables.com

The Arc of Forsyth County
The Enrichment Center
336-777-0076
www.enrichmentarc.org

Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
1-800-939-5911
www.cphs.org

Club Independence
336-716-8007
www.wakehealth.edu

Disability Rights North Carolina
1-877-235-4210
www.disabilityrightsnc.org

Easter Seals UCP of North Carolina
Local: 336-757-4681
Toll-free:  1-800-662-7119
www.nc.eastersealsucp.com

Goodwill Industries
336-724-3621
www.goodwillnwnc.org

Mayor’s Council of Persons with Disabilities
336-245-5678
www.ci.winston-salem.nc.us

NC Assistive Technology Program
Raleigh:  1-919-855-3564
Winston-Salem:  336-716-8030
www.ncatp.org

Social Security Administration
National:  1-800-772-1213
Winston-Salem office: 1-877-402-0828
www.ssa.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation
Independent Living
Raleigh: 1-800-689-9090
Winston-Salem: 336-784-2700
www.ncdhhs.gov/dvrs

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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.

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