Your Guide to Parkinson's Resources

Air travel and navigating through airport security can be stressful for anyone, but especially if you have a disability.  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has a section on their website specifically for those with a medical condition, outlining approved liquid medications and disability related items allowed through the security check point. There are also links to articles to assist you as you make travel plans, such how to prepare for your trip, tips for the screening process and using a mobility device (such as a walker).  Be sure to download the Disability Notification Card and check out the additional resources located at the bottom of the website.


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This organization is a non-profit trade association of mobility equipment dealers. They offer comprehensive advice about purchasing a modified, handicap accessible vehicle as well as helpful ideas about funding the purchase of such a vehicle.
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Easter Seals

223 S. Wacker Drive, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60606
(800) 659-6428
http://projectaction.easterseals.com

The Easter Seals nationwide "Project ACTION" toll-free helpline directs callers to transportation resources for the disabled person. Visit the Web site for a listing of Accessible Transportation Links.
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This Web site contains many disability-related resources across a wide range of topics including health, housing, technology, transportation and employment. Information about job/career planning, illness disclosure, accommodation and self-employment are just some of the employment categories covered. Visitors to this Web site can also search local job banks for employment opportunities by clicking "Employment" the "Jobs and Career Planning".
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I feel so much hapiper now I understand all this. Thanks!

Marden, Jun 23, 2011

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Many organizations and professionals providing programs and services to the elderly also assist younger people with disabilities. The Eldercare Locater, a public service of the US Administration on Aging, can help you find agencies by ZIP code that are providing community-based services such as case management, benefits advocacy, transportation, home care, etc. The area Agencies on Aging coordinate these services and, in some cases, are able to offer them at no cost or at a reduced cost.
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This is way more hpelufl than anything else I've looked at.

Laticia, Oct 22, 2011

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