Cancer Support Community North Texas

Disability Resources

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Resources for Disabilities

The Americans Disabilities Act defines a disability “as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment.”

For cancer patients some of these disabilities may be temporary or permanent. Some of the disabilities may be due to the cancer or other due to the lingering side effects. In any case if a disability has impacted your life in any way it is a good idea to find out what resources might be available in your community to access help. Listed below are a small sampling of resources in the DFW area and nationally.

Job Accommodation Network-With Disabilities

Cancer Legal Resources

Reach of Dallas

Easter Seals North Texas

North Central Texas Aging & Disability Resource Center

Lighthouse for the Blind

Deaf Action Center

 


 

Recursos para discapacitados

La Ley para Personas con Discapacidades  define a una persona discapacitada “como aquella persona que tiene una discapacidad física o mental que limita considerablemente una o más de las principales actividades vitales, una persona que tiene un historial o antecedentes de una discapacidad tal, o una persona que es percibida por otros como alguien que tiene una discapacidad tal.”

Para los pacientes con cáncer, algunas de estas discapacidades pueden ser temporales o permanentes. Algunas de las discapacidades pueden deberse al cáncer u otras debido a los efectos secundarios persistentes. En cualquier caso, si una discapacidad ha afectado su vida de alguna manera, es una buena idea averiguar qué recursos podrían estar disponibles en su comunidad para acceder a la ayuda. A continuación hay una una pequeña muestra de recursos en el área de DFW y a nivel nacional.

Job Accommodation Network-With Disabilities

Cancer Legal Resources

Reach of Dallas

Easter Seals North Texas

North Central Texas Aging & Disability Resource Center

Lighthouse for the Blind

Deaf Action Center

 


 

Have questions about disability resources?

Need to connect with our Cancer Resource Specialist Jackie? ALL of her services are FREE.

Call (214) 345-8428 or email Info@CancerSupportTexas.org.