When working with Resource Center for Disability Solutions (RCDS) you can depend on our commitment to an independent living philosophy. As a person with a disability, you are the expert on your life. We listen to your experiences to determine how you can best use and benefit from the services we provide. You deserve equal opportunity, the ability to participate in your community, to get a job, have access to school or recreational activities, and to have the opportunity to be more independent. RCDS helps make it happen.
PROGRAMS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS
RCDS assists persons with disabilities gain or increase life skills needed to function independently at home, at work, and in the community. Through individual or peer-group training, we educate individuals on such areas as personal care, money management, household budgeting, grocery shopping and meal preparation, household tasks, and social skills.
HOME MODIFICATION INFORMATION
RCDS provides home modification services when funding is available. A home modification addresses limitations persons with disabilities experience in the use of their home due to inaccessibility. For example, grab bars, wheel-in showers, and ramps. Contact us at 321-633-6011 to see if you qualify and funding availability.
Peer counseling groups offer an opportunity for individuals to share their experiences with one another, teach each other about their knowledge of beneficial disability resources and share solutions to disability-related issues.
With a staff comprised of persons with disabilities, we understand the needs of those we serve and provide another avenue of counsel that empowers individuals to not only interact with each other, but encourages them to explore fresh ideas and overcome barriers to reach their maximum independence.
Part of the RCDS mission includes empowering persons with disabilities to take charge of their lives and remove barriers and prejudices in society so that all individuals can live, work and enjoy all that their communities have to offer.
Working with RCDS teaches you how to do just that, becoming a stronger advocate for yourself, and other persons with disabilities, while also working to improve the laws and policies that affect your day-to-day life. Being a strong self-advocate starts with knowing your rights. RCDS teaches about:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Fair Housing Act
- Rehabilitation Act
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Various other civil laws as appropriate