Title: Ability Resources Descriptive info: .. Ability Resources.. facebook.. Contact.. Board Member Login.. donate now.. Ability Resources’.. mission is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence.. One way this can be achieved is in the creation of an environment in which people with disabilities can exercise their rights to control and direct their own lives.. Home.. Services.. About Us.. Advocacy.. Help Now.. Independent living and advocacy by, and for, people with disabilities.. Ability Resources is one of over 400 Centers for Independent Living (CIL) nationwide.. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 defines a Center for Independent Living as a consumer-controlled, community based, cross-disability, non-residential, private non-profit agency that is designed and operated by individuals with disabilities.. Bi-lingual staff is available to assist Spanish-speaking callers.. Celebrating 30 years of serving individuals with disabilities!.. Ability Resources recently hosted a 30th anniversary celebration with a.. FLASHBACK TO THE 80s.. event.. Julie Chin and her husband, Russ, enjoying the 30th Anniversary Event.. More.. 30th Anniversary photos.. Are you age 60 or older and need assistance with transportation?.. Ability Resources provides transportation assistance for seniors 60 and older for a limited number of trips to doctor’s appointments, pharmacy, dialysis, chemotherapy, Title III nutrition sites and the grocery store in the Tulsa area.. This assistance is for ... race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or disability.. Most Recent.. Save the Date Ability Resources Links to Independence Golf Classic.. Mark your calendar now for July 18 and plan to join Ability Resources at Cherokee Hills Golf Club for an afternoon of fun benefiting Ability Resources.. To register or for sponsorship information, please call 918.. 592.. 1235.. More Info.. New and Notables.. 03.. 05.. 13 -.. Ability Resources Hosts Focus Groups.. 01.. 03.. Ability Resources helps 52-year-old man move home after 4 years in a nursing home.. 10.. 01.. 12 -.. National Disability Employment Awareness Month.. 09.. 04.. Tulsa People features Nursing Home Transition Coordinator, Carrie Mason.. 07.. 30.. Tulsa World features 30th Anniversary Event.. Long-time Board Member Featured in Tulsa People.. 06.. 18.. Help available for veterans with PTSD.. 05.. 29.. Transportation Program featured in Tulsa World.. SITE SEARCH.. HOME.. SERVICES.. ABOUT US.. ADVOCACY.. HELP NOW.. LINKS.. DIRECT PAYMENT.. CONTACT US.. News.. MAILING ADDRESS.. Ability Resources, Inc.. 823 S.. Detroit Ave.. Suite 110 Tulsa, OK 74120-4223.. United Way.. PHONE NUMBERS.. Local:.. (918) 592-1235.. Fax:.. (918) 592-5651.. 1-800-722-0886.. Ability Resources is a not-for-profit agency that is funded through private donations, the United Way, and various grants.. Your donations to Ability Resources are tax deductible.. Designed and Developed by.. Cubic..
Title: Board Member Login | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Mission.. Success Stories.. Advocacy is.. ADA Services.. Disability Etiquette.. Volunteer.. Donate.. Sign Up for News.. Upcoming Events.. Logged in users can access.. the member only pages.. Login.. Remember me.. Recover password.. Ability Resources’ mission is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence through advocacy, education and service..
Title: Services | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Case Management.. Independent Living.. Transportation.. Equipment Donations.. Multicultural Outreach.. Options Counseling.. Moving People Out of Nursing Homes.. Since 1982, individuals with disabilities have contacted Ability Resources for help with meeting a wide variety of their needs.. Independent Living Counselors explain the various community, state and federal resources available to assist individuals with disabilities in living independently in the community.. Our counselors provide assistance to individuals in finding:.. Accessible housing.. Medical equipment/supplies.. Emergency Assistance.. Application assistance for various public-benefit programs.. Peer counseling..
Title: About Us | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Mission:.. Ability Resources mission is to assist people with disabilities in attaining and maintaining their personal independence through advocacy, education and service.. History.. : Ability Resources was incorporated in 1976 under the name of Tulsa Independent Living Center.. Ability Resources is a non-residential, community-based, consumer-controlled center for independent living.. Actual operations began in 1982.. In August 1986, the agency changed its name to Ability Resources to more accurately reflect the expanded services and structure of the not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.. 2010 Annual Report.. View 990 Report.. Summer 2011 Newsletter..
Title: Advocacy | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Ability Resources provides information and support to individuals, schools and businesses concerning legal and civil rights such as those stipulated in the.. Americans with Disabilities Act.. , the.. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.. and the.. Rehabilitation Act.. In addition, Ability Resources helps focus the attention of the community on quality-of-life issues of special importance to people with disabilities.. Information about pending local and national legislation and how to.. contact your legislators.. are also services offered to the community..
Title: Help Now | Ability Resources Descriptive info: You can help by:.. Volunteering.. Donating equipment.. Make a financial gift.. Watch this video to learn more about our services and how you can help:.. Special thanks to Mike McMahon, Ryan Phillips and Phillips360 for producing this video..
Title: Moving People Out of Nursing Homes | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Imagine what it would be like if you ended up in a nursing home and didn t have anyone that could help you with the incredibly daunting task of moving back into the community.. I m sure you would agree that no one should be forced to live in a nursing home because of lack of:.. funds to replace identification such as a Social Security card, state ID, or birth certificate.. accessible, subsidized housing.. money for ... a new apartment.. Sue s Story:.. Click.. here.. to read how we helped this 38 year old mother move out of the nursing home.. Nursing Home Statistics:.. Think nursing home living is just an issue of the elderly.. Click here to look at these surprising.. statistics.. Hundreds of people under the age of 50 are living in nursing homes in Oklahoma unnecessarily, resulting in a tremendous.. cost to taxpayers.. What is.. Ability Resources’ impact.. on this?..
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Title: Independent Living Counseling | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Independent Living Counseling.. Joe s Story:.. Upon graduation from high school,.. Joe,.. an individual with a developmental disability, got a job as a cashier at a local business through a job placement service.. As Joe started to receive promotions at work, his mother and the staff at the job ... on Joe’s federal and state disability benefits.. An Independent Living Counselor at AR completed a benefit analysis for Joe and was able to show everyone how Joe could continue working and keep his medical insurance through Medicaid.. Joe is still successfully employed and was promoted to assistant manager.. More stories..
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Title: Save the Date–Ability Resources’ Links to Independence Golf Classic | Ability Resources Descriptive info: One Response to Save the Date Ability Resources Links to Independence Golf Classic.. April 19, 2013 at 11:55 am,.. George Neblett.. said:.. I hope that all Ability Resources supporters will be supportive of this inaugural event.. Much depends upon the success of this outing, and with time growing short, it is imperative that all lend a hand.. Please call Ron Boller at the above listed number to pledge your support.. Oh, and tell a friend!.. Reply.. Leave a Reply.. Click here to cancel reply.. Name.. E-Mail (will not be published).. Website.. Comment..
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Title: Ability Resources Hosts Focus Groups | Ability Resources Descriptive info: Recently, staff from Ability Resources, met with residents of area housing sites to determine barriers to independence living.. Fifty-five residents participated and shared valuable information about issues important to them.. One Response to Ability Resources Hosts Focus Groups.. March 19, 2013 at 11:11 am, George Neblett said:.. Meetings such as this are important in that they enable the staff to be aware of ongoing problems such as transportation issues to be addressed.. Without such meetings, it would be impossible to know, and to help reduce these barriers to independent living.. Thank you Ability Resources!..
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Title: Ability Resources helps 52-year-old man move home after 4 years in a nursing home. | Ability Resources Descriptive info: This Christmas was Marc Grimes’ first Christmas at home with his family in four years.. When he was 48-years old and working as a computer technician, Marc had four stokes that affected his ability to independently take care of his own needs.. He entered a nursing home in 2008 when his wife, Crista, who works full-time to support the family, was unable to provide the care he needed to live at home.. Having to put Marc in a nursing home wasn’t an easy decision for Crista to make; however, she thought it was her only option.. After wishing for 4 years that Marc could somehow return home, Crista learned about Living Choice, Oklahoma’s Nursing Home Transition Program, from Lisa Turner, Ability Resources.. Crista states, “Marc ... his needs and develop a plan to help him return home.. The team identified and arranged for medical equipment, transportation, attendant services and help with meal preparation that Marc will need on an on-going daily basis to live safely in his home.. One week before Christmas, Crista’s wish came true when Marc moved home.. Their son, Noah, was very happy his dad moved home too.. Christmas of 2012 will be a Christmas to remember.. One Response to Ability Resources helps 52-year-old man move home after 4 years in a nursing home.. January 04, 2013 at 3:13 am, George Neblett said:.. Congratulations to the Grimes family for their dedication to making their family whole again, and to Ability Resources for helping make another dream come true..
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