In order to live and thrive in a community-based setting, people with disabilities require advocacy to navigate the services that are available to them.
Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
Allsup, a nationwide provider of services for people with disabilities, and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), a protection and advocacy group, will host a moderated chat titled, “Connecting with community resources,” during the Allsup True Help® Disability Web Expo.
The free, online Web Expo will be held Thursday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CST. A presentation on “True Help Connecting with Community Resources,” is scheduled for 3 to 4 p.m. The moderated chat will follow the presentation from 4:05 to 4:30 p.m. All presentations will be 508 compliant for accessibility.
“In order to live and thrive in a community-based setting, people with disabilities require advocacy to navigate the services that are available to them,” said Patrick Wojahn, co-moderator of the chat and public policy analyst for NDRN. “NDRN and the nationwide network of Client Assistance Program and Protection and Advocacy agencies help provide access to these critical resources.”
Tricia Blazier, Allsup’s personal financial planning manager, said community resources can make all the difference to Allsup claimants. “Many of our customers have a significantly reduced income due to their disability and do not know where to turn for help to meet their basic needs, such as food, prescriptions and housing,” said Blazier, co-moderator. “By locating community resources in their area, they can obtain help to meet these needs until they receive their Social Security Disability Insurance benefits.”
More than a dozen leading nonprofit organizations and experts in health and wellness, advocacy, disease treatment and support, financial planning and disability employment will offer informational sessions and screening services, as well as answer questions. Content will be available during an on-demand period through Wednesday, Dec. 26.
Other moderated chat topics at the Web Expo include, “Making the most of Medicare” and “Every claim is different—insight into the Social Security Disability application process.”
Register for the event and download the agenda at WebExpo.Allsup.com.
For more information about the Web Expo, contact Tai Venuti, MPH, at (800) 854-1418, ext. 68573.
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and Medicare Secondary Payer compliance services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Founded in 1984, Allsup employs more than 800 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis. For more information, go to http://www.Allsup.com or visit Allsup on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Allsupinc.