The DDRC program provides assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, to access resources in their communities and Medicaid waivers through the State of Alaska Developmental Disabilities Programs.
The TRAILS program is participant driven to empower individuals by sharing fun activities, promoting self-confidence, teaching independent living skills, and assisting participants to fully realize their capabilities through recreation.
Disabilities Shared Vision
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. Our vision includes supported families, professional staff and services available throughout the state now and into the future.
AK Division of
Medicaid provides health coverage and long-term care services for low-income Alaskans. The Division of Public Assistance determines eligibility for this program.
AK Senior &
The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Unit is responsible for monitoring service providers and supports systems serving individuals who experience intellectual or developmental disabilities.
With the Alaska ABLE Plan, you can save for qualified disability expenses without losing your eligibility for certain assistance programs, like SSI and Medicaid.
Key Coalition of Alaska is a non-profit, statewide advocacy organization of people with disabilities, and their families, friends and other supporters. The goal of the Key Coalition is to advocate for community-based services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families.
Special Olympics Alaska provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Alaska Association for Guardianship
& Advocacy (ASAGA)
ASAGA can assist in navigating the guardianship system but are not experts at everything a guardian or conservator may need to do however we have volunteers who are willing to help or we can direct you to the appropriate organization to assist you.
The mission of the Alaska Court System is to provide an accessible and impartial forum for the just resolution of all cases that come before it, and to decide such cases in accordance with the law, expeditiously and with integrity.
Establishing and promoting nationally recognized standards. Encouraging the highest levels of integrity and competence through guardianship education. Protecting the interests of guardians and people in their care.
Guardianship is a relationship created by state law in which a court gives one person or agency (the guardian) the duty and power to make personal and/or property decisions for another (the incapacitated person or ward). The appointment of a guardian occurs when a judge decides an individual lacks capacity to make decisions on his or her own behalf.
Special Needs Safety
Around Construction Sites
Keeping seniors and disabled individuals safe on the jobsite is extremely important and requires additional measures.
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