Online application for Social Security Disability. For Supplemental Security Income, please contact your local Social Security Office to apply. It is recommended that you apply for both SSD and SSI.
Make sure you sign the medical release form! If you do not see it in the application, request one from your local Social Security Office.
Apply here: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/
Locate your local Social Security Office: https://www.ssa.gov/locator/
Information on SSI: https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/ssi/
The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities. They have a pooled trust that can help with vital expenses like rent.
A PDF documents created by URMC, Lifespan, and Eldersource that lists local medical equipment closets, their addresses, and what is provided.
Rochester Accessible Adventures aim to improve and support the health and wellness of people with disabilities. They do so by assisting with accessibility efforts in the community, working with communities to create inclusive recreational events, and improving access to accessible sports.
Offers adaptive equipment for kayaking and cycling. They have an accessible dock to assist individuals with getting in and out of kayaks as well as adapted cycling equipment.
Wheelchair Fencing is available through Ludus Fencing Studio!
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues. JAN provides free one-on-one practical guidance and technical assistance on job accommodation solutions, Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.
ACCES-VR assists individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain employment and to support independent living through training, education, rehabilitation, and career development.
The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities. Rochester ADAPT, Transportation Action Group, New York Disability Vote Network are through CDR.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a nonprofit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power.