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Get Rolling with Meals on Wheels

Here's a program that may be useful to those in the Dayton, OH area who are waiting for their Social Security Disability benefits to process: Meals on Wheels is the oldest and largest national organization that meet the hunger needs of senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. Over one million meals are provided each day to seniors and individuals with disabilities through the Meals on Wheels program. Meals provided through the program generally include at least one-third of the required daily nutrients and are delivered with milk and bread. However, meals can also be catered or modified for individuals with special medical needs such as diabetes or high blood pressure. Although the program is widely known as a delivery service, individuals also have the option of going to their local Meals on Wheels organization to pick up their meals. In Dayton the Meals on Wheels program, also known as the Senior Nutrition Program, is provided through Senior Resource Connection. On a daily basis the Senior Resource Connection delivers balanced meals to eligible elderly and disabled individuals in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Miami, Darke, Preble, Butler and Warren Counties. Eligible participants are generally: 60 years of age and older Unable to prepare their own meal on regular basis due to age or disability Individuals with disabilities who are unable to care for themselves Living at or below the federal poverty line According to a study done in 2008, almost six million senior citizens were faced with the treat of hunger. Within the next few years, that number is projected to increase to 9.5 million seniors faced with hunger. Don't let yourself or a loved one be disabled by hunger. If you are in need of food assistance, contact the Senior Resource Connection Meals-On-Wheels program today at 937-228-3663.  

For more information about receiving Social Security Disability benefits or if you would like assistance in filing your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM.

Need Food in a SNAP?

Here's a program that may be useful to those in Mississippi who are waiting for their Social Security Disability benefits to process: If you are in need of food assistance, contact the Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) to determine if you qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a program that assists lower income families in obtaining the help needed in order to purchase food. United States Department of Agriculture has set the regulations and laws to determine the eligibility criteria and other factors for households. fruit basket.jpgAs listed on MDHS's website, you may qualify for this program if you:

Work for low wages Unemployed or work part-time Receive TANF, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or other assistance payments Elderly or disabled and live on a small income
If you fall into one of the categories above, you may be eligible for the program. To apply, simply complete a SNAP application and sign it. Once this step has been completed, the local county office will set up an interview. Once eligibility has been confirmed applicants will be able to receive benefits within 30 days based on date of application. Applications for SNAP can be obtained from a MDHS county office in person or by phone, fax or mail. Applications can also be found online via MDHS website. The website also provides more information about the guidelines and eligibility of SNAP. For more information about Mississippi's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, call (601) 359-4810 or 1-800-948-3050. For more information about receiving Social Security Disability benefits or if youwould like assistance in filing your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM.

Charitable Pharmacy Helps Those in Need

Here's a program that may be helpful to those in the Cincinnati, OH area in need of medicine assistance:

Since 2006 the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy has been providing professional pharmaceutical care to those who can't afford their prescription medications. In 2010 the Charitable Pharmacy filled nearly 80,000 prescriptions for those in need. That's a total estimated retail value of more than $80 million! Along with Hamilton County, the pharmacy also serves those in Butler, Clermont, and Warren counties. The Charitable Pharmacy is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Approximately 12 new clients are taken each day. Clients are able to get up to six months of prescription coverage. For more information about this program, please call (513) 562-8841 ext. 230. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul also has programs for homelessness prevention, gives home visits to those in need and food pantries. Contact them today for more information! For more information about receiving Social Security Disability benefits or if you would like assistance in filing your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM.

Transforming the Lives of those with Autism

Here's an organization that may be useful to those in the Memphis, TN area diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder: According to various researches, Autism has reached epidemic proportions with an estimation of 1 in 90 individuals having been diagnosed with the disability. However, when adding the number of individuals that have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the figures rise significantly. Autism and other Autism Spectrum Disorders are often a developmental disorder that can have a varied effect on essential skills such as speech and language skills, motor skills, communication skills and social skills. Although most individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder will share common symptoms, the total range of effect will vary. With support and assistance, many individuals diagnosed with autism are able to reach their fullest potential and lead productive lives and even in some cases carry on an independent life. Helping individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders to achieve their fullest potential which will enable them to lead productive and fulfilling lives is the mission of the Autism Solution Center Foundation, Inc (ASC). ASC was established to meet the various physical and emotional needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as those within their family. To fulfil this goal, ASC offers the various services and assistance to individuals and their families: Medical Interventions Dietary interventions Therapies Communication Behavior Education Support Lending Library Brain Muscle Workouts And various trainings Services offered through ASC were previously provided at no cost to individuals and their families. However due to various economical reasons, ASC is no longer able to provide services at no cost and currently charges a very minimal fee for their services. If you would like more information about the services and programs that ASC offers, call (901) 758-8288.

Autism Solution Center Foundation, Inc
9282 Cordova Park Road
Cordova, TN 38018

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and need assistance filing your Social Security Disability benefits claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM. For more information about Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders, please visit the National Autism Association's website. Click for more information about Social Security disability lawyers in Memphis, TN.

Visualizing a Brighter Future

Here's an organization that may be useful to those in the Mobile, AL area with a disabling visual impairment:

For various reasons and due to several medical conditions many individuals suffer from vision loss. Individuals who suffer from a disabling visual impairment are often prevented from driving, caring for themselves, going places without an escort and performing many job functions. There are many organizations and research groups who are currently testing and developing potential therapies to treat those who suffer from disabling visual impairments. Some organizations also offer adaptive devices and various aids that help to enhance the quality of life and make communication easier for those with vision loss.

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One organization dedicated to helping those with low vision and blindness is the Community Services for Vision Rehabilitation (CSVR) in Mobile, Alabama. The clinic provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary evaluations of visual functions to all of its patients. These evaluations are performed by professional Medical Doctors, Optometrist, Occupational Therapists, Ophthalmic technicians, Computer Specialist and/or others. In addition to providing evaluations, CSVR also works in collaboration with other state agencies, regional and natural resources to provide clients with aids and adaptive devices.

To ensure that every patient receives all the available resources, CSVR accepts anyone with a vision impairment regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status. They also operate a loan policy program for many of its adaptive devices. This program allows individuals who, due to various economic reasons, are unable to purchase adaptive devices that will help to enhance their life and make communication easier.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a disabling visual impairment and would like more information about CSVR, call (251) 476-4744 or (251) 928-2888.\

For more information on the condition of vision loss, please visit the American Foundation for the Blind or WebMD's Eye Health Center.

For more information about receiving Social Security Disability benefits or if you would like assistance in filing your claim, contact The Cochran Firm Disability Lawyers at 1-800-THE-FIRM.


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