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Many individuals with disabilities often find it hard to locate services and/or programs that are available to assist them in meeting their various needs. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, look no further! With the help of the following program, residents throughout the state of Tennessee can get connected to the appropriate programs and services they need lead full and productive lives:

In an effort to help individuals know about the resources available in their area and to make informed decisions about long-term and short term care, the ADRC offers residents a valuable tool through their website, Tennessee Connection.

672597 mom_and_dad_looking_at_laptopTennessee Connection is an aging and disability resource connection website provided through the Tennessee Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC). The website, www.tnconnection.org, provides information and assistance to older persons, adults with physical disabilities, caregivers and professionals looking for services or programs available throughout Tennessee. Through the website, individuals can find organizations and businesses in their area that provide products, services and facilities to assist them and their needs. Resources can be searched and found on the website by location, special need or by the type of service an individual may need. Those who are unsure of the services they need can use the “Assess My Needs” tool to determine the services they may need.

Individuals can also speak with trained Aging and Disability Information and Assistance Specialists. The Specialists are available to provide individuals with one-on-one information, referrals, guidance and counseling in considering the choices that are available for them.

For more information about Tennessee Connection visit www.tnconnection.org or speak with an Information and Assistance Specialist at 1-866-836-6678.

At The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers, our experienced lawyers are extremely familiar with the Social Security Disability application process and they'll work hard to help you get the benefits you deserve. If your application has been denied, don't give up! Contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476) and let us go to work for you!

Serving Others

If you are in need of a helping hand and have no where to turn, the following organization in the Atlanta, GA. area can be of assistance to you:

1078240 family_fun_4Formally known as Intown Community Assistance (ICA), Intown Collaborative Ministries offers a range of comprehensive services to individuals in need. As a non-profit ministry cooperative of several local congregations, ICM’s goal is to transform the neighborhood in which they serve. In keeping with its mission of serving those who struggle from poverty, hunger and homelessness; ICM strives to build relationships and find successful solutions for those in need throughout the communities of the 30306 and 30307 zip codes. The following assistance programs, are a few in which ICM offers to those in need:

  • Clothing Closet
  • Transportation Assistance
  • Heading Home Program
  • Emergency Needs Food Pantry

  • To learn more about Intown Collaborative Ministries or to receive assistance, call (404) 590-6956.

    At The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers we understand that for many clients, Social Security Disability benefits can't come soon enough. If your application has been denied, don't give up! Our experienced Social Security disability lawyers are extremely familiar with the Social Security Disability application process and will work hard to help you get the benefits you deserve. If you or a loved one has a disability and would like assistance with handling your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.

    Sleep Matters

    This week is National Sleep Awareness Week. March 5-11 is devoted to increase awareness about just how important sleep truly is.

     SleepSleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing, yet millions of people do not get enough sleep and many suffer from lack of sleep. Depriving your body of the sleep it needs to function properly can increase your risk of a number of diseases and health problems. Chronic sleep loss can contribute to health problems such as weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and a decrease in the immune system’s power. Many physical problems can interfere with your ability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Arthritis and other conditions that cause pain, backache or other discomfort can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. A lack of adequate sleep can also affect a person’s judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. If you are having sleep difficulties, it is a good idea to talk to a physician or mental health provider to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. There are many different reasons why it is important to get enough sleep. A few reasons include:

    • Learning and Memory
    • Metabolism and Weight
    • Safety
    • Mood
    • Cardiovascular Health


    To find out more information about the importance of sleep, click here to visit The National Sleep Foundation’s website.

    At The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers we understand that for many clients, Social Security Disability benefits can't come soon enough. If your application has been denied, don't give up! Our experienced Social Security disability lawyers are extremely familiar with the Social Security Disability application process and will work hard to help you get the benefits you deserve. If you or a loved one has a disability and would like assistance with handling your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.

    Bettering and Improving Lives

    Here’s an organization that offers hope, compassion and assistance to individuals and families in the Atlanta, GA area:

    1095867 happy_time_3Existing to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities and make America a better place to live, The Resource Center for Community Action, Inc. is dedicated to help people help themselves and each other. This organization strives to support the development of self-sufficiency, self-awareness and educational learning for families and individuals. The resource center believes that individuals can achieve brighter futures by removing the obstacles that block them from achieving their economic and social independence. This organization’s mission is carried out through the following programs and services in which they provide for families and individuals in the community:

    • Food Pantry
    • General Clothing
    • Bus Fare/Gasoline
    • Financial Assistance for past-due utilities and cut off notices
    • Past-due rent & mortgage to prevent eviction
    • Emergency medical prescriptions
    • Shelter/motel for homeless
    • Low-income emergency housing referrals
    • Access to transportation

    To learn more about the programs and services offered through The Resource Center, call (770) 760-1346 between the hours of 10am-2pm.

    At The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers we understand that for many clients, Social Security Disability benefits can't come soon enough. If your application has been denied, don't give up! Our experienced Social Security disability lawyers are extremely familiar with the Social Security Disability application process and will work hard to help you get the benefits you deserve. If you or a loved one has a disability and would like assistance with handling your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers today at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security disability benefits you deserve.

    Responding to Needs

    If you are living with an intellectual or developmental disability in the Mobile, AL. area, the following organization may be able to help make life a little easier for you:

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    Always staying true to their mission, The Mobile Arc, Inc. (MARC) is a community-based, family-centered, advocacy and service system for individuals with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities. This organization was established in 1956 and had an aspiration to improve the quality of life for children and adults living with intellectual and developmental disabilities. MARC provides needed services for those with disabilities and their families, in collaboration with similar agencies and organizations. The organization strives to educate the public to instill a better understanding of individuals who are living with these types of disabilities. MARC offers many different assistance areas; these services include the following programs:

  • Family Support
  • Residential Services
  • Recreation
  • People First
  • Camp Discover
  • Marx/Providence Day Program
  • Supported Employment
  • For more information about the services and programs offered through MARC, call (251) 479-7409.

    If you or a loved one has a disability and would like more information about Social Security Disability benefits or need assistance in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, contact The Cochran Firm at 1-800-THE-FIRM (1-800-843-3476). We are available day or night to help you receive the Social Security benefits that you deserve.


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