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Access Alaska

Access Alaska encourages and promotes the total integration of people who experience a disability and senior Alaskans to live independently in the community of their choice.

Alaska ADA Coordinator's Office

Helping to Ensure Alaskans with Disabilities Have Equal Access to State Government Facilities, Programs, and Services.

Alaska Law Help

AlaskaLawHelp is a guide to civil legal services and resources for low-income persons and seniors in Alaska.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation

ALSC offers free civil legal services to low income and disadvantaged people to protect their safety, their health, and promote family stability.

Alaska State
Commission For Human Rights

The Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is the state agency that enforces the Alaska Human Rights Law, AS 18.80.

Disability Law
Center of Alaska

The Disability Law Center of Alaska is an independent non-profit law firm providing legal advocacy for people with disabilities anywhere in Alaska.

Fair Housing Project -
Alaska Legal Services

The Fair Housing Project provides services to members of all protected classes, with special emphasis upon underserved areas and populations including Alaska Natives; immigrants; residents who are non-English speaking or have limited English proficiency; rural residents; persons with disabilities; homeless individuals; and persons residing in areas with large concentrations of people of color.

Governor's Council on
Disabilities & Special Education

Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own supports, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community.

How to File a Complaint
with the State of Alaska

The State ADA Compliance Program is the primary point of service for handling of complaints of discrimination on the basis of disability against the State of Alaska.

Southeast Alaska
Independent Living (SAIL)

SAIL empowers seniors and people with disabilities by providing services and information to support you in making choices that will positively affect your independence and productivity in society.

Statewide Independent
Living Council of Alaska

The SILC promotes the independent living philosophy statewide and provides support and technical assistance to the entire network of Centers for Independent Living (CILs).

NON-Alaskan Resources

Association of Programs
for Rural Independent Living

The Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL) is a national grassroots, nonprofit membership organization consisting of over 260 members from centers for independent living, their satellites and branch offices, statewide independent living councils, other organizations and individuals concerned with the independent living issues of people with disabilities living in rural America.

Independent Living Institute

The Independent Living Institute (ILI) is a policy development center specializing in consumer-driven policies for disabled peoples' self-determination, self-respect and dignity.

Managing Sensory
Processing Issues at Home

Any disruption of the senses that causes hypersensitivity to that particular sense counts as a sensory processing issue, and results from dysfunctional processing of that particular sense or senses. There are many different ways that these issues may arise, and they usually accompany other health issues.

National Council on
Independent Living (NCIL)

The National Council on Independent Living is the longest-running national cross-disability, grassroots organization run by and for people with disabilities.

Renter's Rights for
People with Disabilities

Under federal law, disabled tenants and prospective tenants with a disability have the right to apply for and live in a rental unit regardless of their impairment.

Addiction & Substance Abuse

Disability Drug Rehab

Disabilities and addiction can tragically be a common pair. People with disabilities are substantially more likely to suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs) than the general population, and they are also less likely to receive treatment for them.

Assistive Technology

& Accessibility Products
(Technical Assistance)

Information and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Alaska Stair Lift
& Scooter Supply

Alaska Stairlift & Elevator, LLC is an independent elevator company based in Anchorage, Alaska. We are here to help you select the right lift solution to meet your unique needs.

Americans with Disabilities Act
Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG)

This document contains scoping and technical requirements for accessibility to buildings and facilities by individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

Assistive Technology
Library of Alaska (ATLA)

Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA) is the only private non-profit, statewide, comprehensive, resource center serving Alaskans of any age to make informed decisions about AT that best meets their needs at work, school, home or just in life!

Independent Living
Research Utilization (ILRU)

ILRU, founded in 1977, has a long history of providing research, education and consultation in the areas of independent living, home and community-based services, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Legal Resources
for Special Needs

Legal Resources and Considerations for Seniors and Persons with Special Needs.

Making Your Home
Wheelchair Accessible

11 Home Modification Tips For a More Wheelchair-Friendly Space.

National Council on Disability

NCD is an independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

Social Security has provided financial protection for our nation's people for over 80 years. Chances are, you either receive Social Security benefits or know someone who does.

Vocation &
Education Resources

Alaska Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation

We Help Alaskans With Disabilities Get And Keep Good Jobs.

Alaska Job Center Network

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOLWD) administers all programs and activities free from discrimination based on race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, or disability.

Guide to College Resources
for Students with Disabilities

Attending college as a student with disabilities can be challenging. So we've rounded up all of the government resources, best colleges, scholarships, and assistive technology that can help students with disabilities navigate the postsecondary education world.

Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on job accommodations and disability employment issues.

Kenai Peninsula
Economic Development District

The Kenai Peninsula Borough is a microcosm of Alaska’s best features: economic diversity, limitless opportunity, glacial rivers, vast mountain ranges, boundless spruce forests and coastal fjords.


Wheelchair Travel

Welcome to Wheelchair Travel — Accessible Travel Blog, a catalog of what I’ve learned while exploring the world with one hand, a passport and my power wheelchair.

If you are concerned about the safety of a vulnerable person you can report your concern to the Alaska Senior and Disabilities Services Centralized Reporting Unit.  These reports go to the appropriate state agency or agencies to investigate.  These include Adult Protective Services, The Long Term Care Ombudsman, Occupational Licensing and the Office of Children's Services.  Click on the link below for

Centralized Reporting

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