March 26, 2021
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, and at Legal Aid of WV, our clients often reflect populations that have been marginalized. West Virginians with disabilities are crucial members of our community, and we not only value them but advocate for them.
Here are the resources for individuals with developmental disabilities—and their families—available at Legal Aid of WV:
- Assistance with IDD Waiver, Medicaid, SNAP (food stamps), and other public benefits
- For those receiving Social Security, assistance with overpayment, termination, and re-evaluations for benefits.
- Advocacy for any school-aged child (beginning with pre-school) with special education concerns, including individualized education plans (IEPs)
- Community based advocacy for those with developmental disabilities that include mental and behavioral challenges that focuses on community support, services, and resources.
At Legal Aid of WV, our advocates work together to ensure that any eligible client gets services they need that our staff can provide.
For work beyond Legal Aid of WV, we work closely with community partners to ensure West Virginians with developmental disabilities get the community support they need.
If you, or someone you know, needs assistance or has questions about any of the issues listed above, apply for help online or apply or get guidance by calling 866-255-4370.