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
Cardinal Innovations Healthcare
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.