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AMBUCS
1929 Canyon Road 
Vestavia Hills, AL 35216
(205) 834-8580
http://www.birminghamambucs.org/


Child’sPlay Therapy Center 
3057 Lorna Road, Suite 220
Birmingham, AL  35216
 205-978-9939
https://www.childsplaytherapycenter.com/

Child’sPlay Therapy Center
 4900 University Square, Suite 24
Huntsville, AL  35816
256-837-2470


Puzzle Piece 
 Creative Solutions for Special Children
developed by Renee Plata, M.S., SpEd and Lynn Graves, M.S., CCC-SLP 
205.969.8080
www.puzzlepiecealabama.com
 
Susan Peppenhorst
Behavior analyst
612-2007
 
Ashley P. Faust, M.A., ECSE
1815 Martin Street South, Pell City, Alabama 35128
(205) 884-7621
ashleypsimmons@hotmail.com
 
Alabama Statewide Technology Access
2125 East South Boulevard, P.O. Box 20752, Montgomery, AL 36120-0752
Phone: (334) 613-3480; (800) STAR656 (In-State); TDD (334) 613-3519
Fax: (334) 613-3485
E-mail: tbridges@rehab.state.al.us
http://www.rehab.state.al.us/star

Technology Assistance for Special Consumers (T.A.S.C.)
P.O. Box 443, Huntsville, AL 35804
(256) 532-5996
E-mail: tasc@hiwaay.net
http://www.tasc.ataccess.org

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. http://www.downsyndromefriends.org
 
 
Agencies

ALABAMA COUNCIL FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
RSA Union Building - 100 North Union Street, Post Office Box 301410
Montgomery, Alabama 36130-1410
Phone: 1-334-242-3973
Toll-Free: 1-800-232-2158
Information and Referral: 1-877-774-9520
FAX: 1-334-242-0797
Website: http://www.acdd.org
 
 
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES (ADRS)
2129 East South Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36111-0586
Phone:  334-281-8780 (V/TDD)
Fax:  334-281-1973
Toll Free Phone:  1-800-441-7607
Website:  http://www.rehab.state.al.us
Services: Services for adults and children
Areas Served:  State of Alabama
Comments:  Funds for ADA Resource Line
 
Alabama Early Intervention
Phone: (800) 543-3098
Website:  http://www.rehab.state.al.us/Home/default.asp
 
ALABAMA LIFESPAN RESPITE RESOURCE NETWORK
Central & South Alabama Office
1521 East 9th Street, Anniston, Alabama 36207
256-237-3683
Purpose: Information and referral for care givers seeking respite
Services: Directory of respite resources statewide
Eligibility: Any Caregiver
Area Served: Alabama
 
ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, SHELBY COUNTY
P.O. Box 1096, Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: 205-669-3111
Purpose: Assist those within certain eligibility requirements with social services or direct money payments.
Services: Foster care and adoption services, adult and child day care and protective services, aid to dependent children, child support services, food stamps, homemaker service, JOBS, mental health services and counseling.
Eligibility: Varies.
Area Served: Shelby County.
 
ALABAMA STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE
236 Goodwin Crest Drive, Homewood, Alabama 35219
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-671-6837
Purpose: To enable citizens with mental and physical disabilities to prepare for and obtain their maximum level of vocational and independent living.
Services: Vocational counseling, disability awareness, independent living skills training, job placement, vocational support services and employment development.
Eligibility: Physical or mental condition which creates a substantial barrier to employment and a requirement that services will aid in terms of employability
Area Served: Jefferson, Blount, Shelby, Chilton counties.
 
ALABAMA STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES OF WALKER COUNTY
219 North Walston Bridge Road, Suite 107, Jasper, AL 35501
Toll Free Phone: 800-671-6841
Purpose: Enable the disabled citizens of Alabama to achieve their maximum vocational potential.
Services: Job training, psychological testing, counseling, job placement, physical restoration service, transitional program for disabled high school students to provide job readiness training, assistance in vocational/trade programs and college preparedness.
Eligibility: Minimum age of 16. Mental or physical disability that interferes with working or finding a job.
Area Served: Walker, Winston, and Marion Counties.
 
ALABAMA STATE VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICE OF SHELBY COUNTY
P.O. Box 856, Columbiana, AL 35051-0856
Phone: 205-669-3829
Fax: 205-669-0605
Website: http://www.rehab.state.al.us
Purpose: Enable citizens with mental and physical disabilities to prepare for and obtain employment.
Services: counseling, job placement, follow-up, job training, outpatient rehabilitation, tools and equipment provision.
Eligibility: Physical or mental disability which creates a substantial handicap to employment. Must be a reasonable expectation that VR services will benefit the individual in terms of employability.
Area Served: Shelby County
 
ALABAMA STATE DEPT. OF HUMAN RESOURCES, ST. CLAIR COUNTY
3105 15th Avenue North, Pell City, AL 35125
Phone: 205-812-2100
Purpose: To assist with social services or money payments under certain eligibility requirements.
Services: AFDC/Medicaid, child support, protective services/adult and child, day care, adoptions, foster care, food stamps, JOBS.
Eligibility: Varies.
Area Served: St. Clair County
  
ALABAMA GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
2350 Green Springs Highway, Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205-323-6331
Purpose: Provide vocational rehabilitation services through vocational evaluation, work adjustment service, on-The-job training, transitional sheltered employment, community based supported employment and support services for the disabled and disadvantaged.
Services: Pre-vocational evaluation, work adjustment, sheltered employment, on the job training, supported employment, job placement.
Eligibility: Disabled (mentally, physically, medically) and disadvantaged, age 16 and over, able to feed self and provide self-care needs.
Area Served: Central and North Alabama
 
ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, BLOUNT COUNTY
P.O. Box 68, Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone: 205-274-5200
Fax:    205-625-4296
Purpose: Economic Assistance and social service agency for adults and children
Services: Aid to families and dependent children, family and individual grants, food stamps, child support, protective services, day care for adults and children, adoption, foster care, volunteer services and job opportunities, child welfare, TANF, JOBS, adult services
Eligibility: Varies
Area Served: Blount County
 
ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, JEFFERSON CO/BESSEMER BRANCH
1601 Carolina Avenue, Bessemer, AL 35020
Phone: 205-481-2600
Purpose: To help persons within certain eligibility requirements through direct money payments an/or various social services where applicable
Services: Contract services: day care, group homes, mental health, etc. Foster homes and Day care for adults, Child protection services, foster care, adoption services, emergency welfare services and community resources.
Eligibility: Varies.
Area Served: Bessemer
 
ALABAMA DISABILITIES ADVOCACY PROGRAM (ADAP)
University of Alabama P.O. Box 870395, Tuscaloosa, AL
Phone: 205-348-4928
Fax: 205-348-3909
Toll Free Phone: 1-800-826-1675
Website: www.adap.net
Purpose: Independent rights protection program to provide case-work and advocacy service on behalf of Persons with developmental disabilities and with mental illness residing in residential facilities, to secure benefits, services and rights.
Services: Individual casework, legal and non-legal intervention, information and referral, administrative and legal remedies, education and training or rights and advocacy, outreach, public awareness, legislative advocacy.
Eligibility: Individuals whose chronic disabilities stem from mental and/or physical impairments evident before age 22, and/or persons in residential metal illness facilities likely to be permanent and causing functional limitations.
Area Served: Alabama
 
ALABAMA CITIZENS ACTION PROGRAM
2376 Lakeside Drive. Birmingham, AL 35244
Phone: 205-985-9062
Purpose: Educational organization to teach the danger of drugs and alcohol.
Services: Alcohol, drug education and prevention, and other moral concerns, including literature, films, cassettes and speakers.
Eligibility: none
Area Served: Alabama
 
ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF HUMAN RESOURCE, WALKER COUNTY
P.O. Box 1772. Jasper, Alabama 35502
Phone:  205-387-5400
Fax:  205-221-9746
Purpose:  To partner with communities to promote family stability and provide for the safety and self-sufficiency of vulnerable Alabamians.
Services:  Food stamps, child supports, jobs, financial assistance (TANF), foster care, adult and child protective services.
Eligibility: A Child protective service is without regard to income, all other programs based on income eligibility.
Area Served: Walker County.
 
ALABAMA STATE DEPT OF HUMAN RESOURCES, JEFFERSON COUNTY MAIN OFFICE
1321 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35202-1926
Phone: 205-918-5100
Purpose: To assist persons in Jefferson Co, within certain eligibility requirements through social services or direct money payments.
Services: Day care, group homes, mental health, foster homes, child protective services, adoption and foster care services, emergency welfare, community resources.
Eligibility: varies.
Area Served: Jefferson County
 
The Arc of Tuscaloosa County
1330 University Blvd. E., Tuscaloosa, AL 35404
Phone: (205) 556-4900
Website: http://www.thearcofalabama.com
 
ARC: BLOUNT COUNTY
P.O. Box 279, Oneonta, AL 35121
Phone: 205-625-3552
Purpose: Provide adequate support for individuals with cognitive disability to enable them to become productive and interdependent members of the community
Services: Adult training, supported employment, supported living, In-home and family services.
Eligibility: Diagnosis of cognitive disability. Some services req. age 18 years or 12 years of school.
Area Served: Blount County.
 
ARC: JEFFERSON COUNTY
215 21st Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35202
Phone: 205-323-6383
Purpose: Provide physical, social, vocational & adaptive daily living to adults 21 years and older with cognitive disability.
Services: Day programs for adults, Sheltered/supported employment program for adults, early childhood intervention services and therapy for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. ARC day care program. Citizen advocacy. Residential services for adults.
Eligibility: Varies with specific program.
Area Served: Jefferson County
 
ARC SHELBY COUNTY
P.O. Box 984, Pelham, AL 35124
205-664-9313
Purpose: Improving the quality of life of the developmentally delayed.
Services: Early intervention program for children with developmental delay. Physical and speech therapy, occupational therapy and educational programs for ages 0-3. Parent counseling and education. Public info, Advocacy, Pre-school program 0-3.
Eligibility: Varies.
Area Served: Shelby county and surrounding areas
 
ARC WALKER COUNTY
501 Highway 195 North, Jasper, AL 35501
205-387-0564
Purpose: Help persons with cognitive disability and developmental disabilities function as independently as possible by providing training in self-care, academic, and sheltered and supported employment activities. Help infants with developmental evaluation/care.
Services: Adult day training. work activities center. Infant enrichment program, evaluations, assessments, OT, PT and speech therapy, Sheltered and supported work activities.
Eligibility: Infant: 0-2, developmentally disabled or at risk for developmental problems. Adult: Ages 21 and over with a primary diagnosis of cognitive disability.
Area Served: Walker County.
 
AREA AGENCY ON AGING- JEFFERSON COUNTY OFFICE
2601 Highland Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205
Phone: 205-325-1416
Purpose: Designated area agency on aging under Older Americans Act. Advocacy, planning, coordination and implementation of services for the elderly.
Services: Administrative and coordination of activities for Eldergarden, individual and issues advocacy, long-term care ombudsman, coordinate CARTS, OSCA Review, needs assessment and Senior Aides programs.
Eligibility: Age 60 and over
Area Served: Jefferson County. Call for list of all Senior Gardens.
 
Auburn Autism Center
1228 Haley, Auburn University, AL 36849
Phone:  (334) 821-4002
Website: http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/rse/autismcenter/
 
AUTISM SOCIETY OF ALABAMA
3100 Lorna Road, Suite 132, Birmingham, AL  35216
Phone: 205-824-6734
Fax: 205-874-9032
1-877-4AUTISM (28-8476) Toll Free in Alabama
Website:  http://www.autism-alabama.org
Purpose: To improve quality of life of persons with Autism Spectrum disorders and their families through education, advocacy, and support.
Services: Information and referral, support, lending library, education and awareness, quarterly newsletter
Eligibility: Those who are seeking information regarding autism spectrum disorders
Area Served: Alabama
  
BIRMINGHAM-JEFFERSON CO. TRANSIT AUTHORITY
3105 8th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35202
Phone: 205-322-7701
Purpose: Provide public transportation
Services: Provide door to door demand response transportation service for elderly and handicapped. Provide reduced fare program for eligible elderly and handicapped passengers.
Eligibility: Varies.
Area Served: Birmingham and unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.
 
BLOUNT COUNTY PROGRAM ON AGING
P.O. Box 947, Oneonta, AL 35121-0947
Phone: 205-625-5025
Purpose: Provide service to persons age 60 and over
Services: Nutrition education and meals at Senior Centers. Social services. Transportation. Elderly day health care. Recreation. Legal services, Ombudsman.
Eligibility: Must be 60 years old or older
Area Served: Blount County.
 
CAMP ASCCA/EASTER SEALS
P.O. Box 21, Jackson's Gap, AL 36861
800-843-2267
Purpose: Provide year-round camping, recreation and outdoor education for the disabled.
Services: Camping, participatory recreation.
Eligibility: Call or write for specific "Camper Eligibility Policy"
Area Served: Alabama
  
CENTER FOR AGING RESOURCES AND ENRICHMENT INC
P.O. Box 1241, Birmingham, AL 35204
205-251-8449
Purpose: Advocacy for the elderly
Services: Advocacy for elderly, technical assistance, information dissemination, consumer education and voter education.
Eligibility: membership fee of $5.00
Area Served: Unrestricted 
 
CHILDCARE RESOURCES
1904 First Avenue North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203-4006
205-252-1991
Purpose: To provide to the community childcare resource and referral, childcare employee assistance, childcare financial assistance and child care provider training and technical assistance.
Services: Child care resource and referral-information on licensed day care centers, day care homes, part day pre-school programs, pre-school programs for handicapped, after school care, and summer/holiday care for school age children.
Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Blount, and Walker Counties.
 
CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL OF ALABAMA
1600 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
205-939-9100
Purpose: Children's hospital and medical facility
Services: Trauma and emergency services. Pediatric cancer center. Pharmacy. Poison Info Center, Speech and hearing center, surgery inpatient and out. Regional center for Cystic Fibrosis, Hemo-dialysis, Ambulatory peritoneal dialysis, epilepsy center, Burn treatment
Area Served: Alabama and surrounding areas.
   
CHILDREN'S REHABILITATION SERVICE
1616 6th Avenue South, P.O Box 2328, Birmingham, AL 35201-2328
1-800-285-9318
Purpose: Enable children with special health care needs to achieve maximum potential.
Services: Medical specialty services, patient education, care coordination, nutritional services, clinic evaluation, therapy, assistive technology services, and durable medical equipment.
Eligibility: Resident of Alabama, age 0-21, possible physical impairment or disability.
Area Served: State of Alabama, district office for Shelby, Walker, Cullman, and Jefferson counties.
   
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY OF WALKER COUNTY
P.O. Drawer 421, 1200 Airport Road, Jasper, AL 35501
205-221-4010
Purpose: Provide services and assistance for those persons falling at or below the poverty income guidelines.
Services: Transportation for elderly, handicapped. Legal Services. Weatherization of substandard housing, Homeless grant to help families secure place to stay, Low income Home energy assistance plans, Tax information and prep assistance. Household, apparel, food.
Eligibility: Family income that falls below poverty guidelines.
Area Served: Walker County
   
CRISIS CENTER
3600 8th Avenue South, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL 35222
205-323-7782
Purpose: Provide an immediate helping response to human needs in time of stress.
Services: Crisis intervention counseling, information, referral, confidential phone counseling, suicide intervention, rape victim counseling and advocacy, Community education, Kids Helpline, Bereavement program for suicide survivors, TeenLink.
Eligibility: None.
Area Served: No restrictions.
 
DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES-LAKESHORE
3830 Ridgeway Drive, Birmingham, AL 35259
205-870-5999
Purpose: Provide severely disabled individuals vocational evaluation, employability skills, assessment and training and job placement.
Services: Vocational evaluation, counseling, social services, adaptive drivers education, recreation, transportation, job placement, personal and social adjustment, rehabilitation engineering, work adjustment, data processing training, domiciliary living.
Eligibility: Must be eligible through the Alabama Dept of Rehabilitation Services.
Area Served: Statewide
 
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY, INC.
529 Beacon Parkway West, Suite 214, Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: 205-945-9310
Fax: 205-945-8527
Purpose: Alabama Act 310 authority for MR services in Jefferson County
Services: Case Management, Day Programs, Residential, Supported Work, Personal Care, Behavior Management
Eligibility: Cognitive disability from 0-3 years and 18 years above
Area Served: Jefferson County.
 
DISABILITY DETERMINATION SERVICES
P.O. Box 830300, Birmingham, Alabama 35283-0300
Phone: 205-989-22100
Fax: 205-989-2295
1-800-292-8106 Toll Free
Purpose: Determines medical eligibility on disability applications for the Social Security Administration
Eligibility: Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) as defined by the Social Security Administration
Area Served: Alabama
 
EASTER SEALS
Web-Site: www.seals.com/
Purpose: A nationwide network of programs serving more than 1 million people with disabilities. Their site includes lists of services by city and state, disability laws, employment resources, public awareness programs, and much more.
  
ELDERCARE- LLOYD NOLAND HEALTH SYSTEM
701 Lloyd Noland Parkway, Fairfield, AL 35064
205-783-5337
Purpose: To provide comprehensive health services.
Services: Elderly services, Transportation to medical appointments, health screening and assessments, medical care, lifeline, exercise classes, walking club, educational seminars and support groups, social activities.
Eligibility: Medicare (A&B) and approved supplemental insurance. Some activities require membership.
Area Served: Jefferson and surrounding counties.
   
THE EXCHANGE CLUB FAMILY SKILLS CENTER
3125 Independence Drive, Suite 301, Birmingham, AL 35206
Phone: 205-879-4847
Fax: 25-802-4900
Website: www.ecfamilyskillscenter.com
Purpose: To act as the principal child abuse and neglect prevention agency providing benefits to parents and children in the greater Birmingham area
Services: Free of charge, parenting classes, in home parenting
Eligibility: all
Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Walker counties
 
FAIRFIELD ALABAMA HOUSING AUTHORITY
6704 Avenue D, Fairfield, AL 35064
205-923-8017
Purpose: Provide decent housing to low income families and single parents with dependent children or single persons on disability, elderly (62 or over).
Services: Section 8-existing housing and public housing. Senior citizens club, lunch provided.
Eligibility: Fall within income limits, single persons without dependent children must be elderly (62+) or receive disability.
Area Served: Public Housing-Fairfield only. Section 8- Fairfield, Birmingham, Homewood, Brighton, Bessemer.
 
FAIRFIELD PARK AND RECREATION
6400 Terrace Avenue, Fairfield, AL 35064
205-780-0404
Purpose: To provide recreation activities for the residents of Fairfield and surrounding areas.
Services: Senior citizens program, commodity distribution, tutorial program, computer classes, physical fitness center, adult education program, indoor heated pool, four parks, horticulture classes.
Eligibility: 6 years to senior citizens
Area Served: Fairfield and surrounding areas
    
GEORGE C. WALLACE SPEECH AND HEARING CENTER
Station 6720, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL 35115
205-665-6720
Purpose: Assist children and adults with communicative problems in obtaining diagnostic and therapeutic services, training of students majoring in speech pathology, audiology or teacher of the hearing impaired.
Services: Diagnosis of speech, language and hearing problems, Inpatient rehab, Outpatient rehab, short-term residential care of mentally-retarded, evaluation of augmentative communication, services to adults with acute or chronic neurological conditions.
Eligibility: Age limitations in various services. Resident of state.
Area Served: No restrictions.
 
GLENWOOD AUTISM & BEHAVORIAL HEALTH CENTER
150 Glenwood Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242
205-969-2880
Purpose: Provide residential and educational services to children and young adults ages 5 to 21 years, carrying a diagnosis of atypical pervasive developmental disorder, including autistic, childhood schizophrenic and severely emotionally disturbed.
Services: Provides year-round residential and educational services. Students attend Allan Cott School during the day and return to the group home for structured academic, behavioral, socialization, language stimulation and pre-vocational programs.
Eligibility: Primary psychiatric diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder and autism.
Area Served: Statewide
 
Hoover Parks and Recreation
Therapeutic Recreation programs for children, teens & adults. 
600 Municipal Drive, Birmingham, AL 35216
(205) 444-7755
Contact the therapeutic programmer
   
INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER
206 13th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone:  205-251-2223
Fax:  205-251-0605
Website:  www.birminghamilc.org
Purpose:  To empower people with disabilities to fully participate in the community.
Services:  Advocacy, peer support, information and referral, independent living skills training, employment, home modification, benefits, planning, assistance and outreach, nursing home transition, interpreting, computer lab, ADA technical assistance, adult basic education.
Eligibility: Presence of a significant disability.
Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Blount and Walker counties.

<, p>Comments:  Offices are also located in Jasper and Alabaster.  Jasper phone number:  205-387-0159           Alabaster phone number:  205-685-0570

 
JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
1400 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
205-933-9110
Purpose: To preserve, protect and promote the general health and environment of the community.
Services: ADAPT, Adult Medical, Child health, Elderly and Disabled Medicaid Waiver Program, Family planning, Home Health Care, Hospice, Immunizations, maternity, mental Health, Nutrition, Sexually-Transmitted Diseases, and tuberculosis programs. Environment health.
Eligibility: Varies
Area Served: Jefferson County
 
JEFFERSON COUNTY CHILD DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL, INC
1608 13th Avenue South, Suite 221, Birmingham, AL 35202
205-933-1095
Purpose: To provide training and support service to child care facilities and families.
Services: Information on available child care and on child abuse neglect. Child nutrition program. Child are to eligible families in Head Start Family Day Care. Educational Services outreach. Corporate child care program.
Eligibility: Varies.
Area Served: Family Care Nutrition Program: Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, St. Clair and Blount counties. Educational Services Outreach and Head Start: Jefferson County.
 
JEFFERSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
1321 5th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35202-1926
205-918-5100
Purpose: To help persons in Jefferson County, within certain eligibility requirements, through direct money payments and/or various social services where applicable
Services: Child Protective Services.
 
JEFFERSON-BLOUNT-ST. CLAIR MENTAL HEALTH/COGNITIVE DISABILITY AUTHORITY
The Montcrest Building, 940 Montclair Rd, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35213
Phone:  205- 595-4555
Website:  www.jbsmha.com
Purpose: To plan, develop and implement mental health and cognitive disability services for the 3-county region.
Services: Substance abuse administration, residential care for persons with a serious mental illness, housing programs, Homeless Services Project, Community based training programs, Information and referral services, Probate Ct. Liaison, Bryce Hospital Liaison
Eligibility: Residents of Jefferson, Blount or St. Clair Counties.
Area Served: Jefferson , Blount, St. Clair Counties.
 
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
3960 Montclair Road, Birmingham, AL 35213
205-879-0411
Purpose: Provide facilities, progress and activities for the cultural, moral, social and physical betterment of all its members.
Services: Early childhood education, adult education, art exhibits, library, participatory recreation and athletic activities. Fitness program. Services to older persons, day camp, day care, fitness programs, leadership development, Kosher meals on wheels
Eligibility: Fee based
Area Served: Jefferson County
  
MAYOR'S COUNCIL ON DISABILITY ISSUES
Mayors Office, 710 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL 35203
205- 254-2320
Purpose: Work for the removal of education, transportation, housing, recreational and architectural barriers for the disabled.
Services: Housing advocacy for the mentally and physically disabled. Equal access to transportation, advocacy for the protection of the aged, infirmed, disabled and for social development.
Eligibility: Referral- Persons wishing to bring items to the attention of the council should contact chairman prior to regular meeting of council.
Area Served: Birmingham
 
MEALS ON WHEELS
3712 4th Avenue South, P.O. Box 55449, Birmingham, AL 35255-5449
205-592-0413
Purpose: Delivers noon meal to the homebound frail elderly of Jefferson County.
Services: Meals for the homebound, frail and elderly.
Eligibility: At least 60 years of age, homebound and unable to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves.
Area Served: Jefferson County.
  
NATIONAL DISSEMINATION CENTER FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 
Phone/TTY (800) 695-0285
Fax (202) 884-8441
Website:  http://www.nichcy.org   
 
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center Autism Webpage
Website:  http://www.nectac.org/topics/autism/autism.asp
   
NICHCY Autism Resources Page 
Website: http://www.nichcy.org/resources/autism.asp#orgs
 
NORTHWEST ALABAMA MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
1100 7th Avenue, Jasper, AL 35501-4329
205-387-0541
Purpose: Provide comprehensive community mental health services.
Services: Alcoholism prevention and treatment. Employee assistance programs, individual and family counseling, day treatment services, drug abuse prevention and treatment, emergency mental health services, suicide prevention and crisis intervention, residential.
Eligibility: None
Area Served: Fayette, Lama, Marion, Walker and Winston Counties
 
OASIS PROGRAM  - ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES
P.O. Box 19888, Birmingham, AL 35219
Phone: 205-290-4451
Fax: 205-940-9809
1-800-671-6837 Toll Free
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive array of independent living services to persons age 55 or over and functionally visually impaired
Services: Rehabilitation Teaching, Orientation and Mobility, Low Vision Exams, Adaptive Devices, Peer Support, Support Groups
Eligibility: Age 55 and over; Resident of Alabama; Functionally Visually Impaired
Area Served: Alabama
     
POSITIVE MATURITY, INC.
3600 8th Avenue South, Suite 200, Birmingham, AL 35222
205-0296
Purpose: Provide programs and services to older adults in the areas that will enhance the quality of life -to make aging positive, meaningful and dignified.
Services: AWARE: Job search assistance and placement. Ensley Sr. Center, Participatory recreation, Foster Grandparents, Geriatric Social services, RSVP, Morning Alert in congregate living, TELECARE daily phone check, Senior Companion Program, SR. Saver Discounts.
Eligibility: AWARE, Age 40+, RSVP, Age 55+, All other programs, Age 60+. FGP and SCP Volunteers must meet low-income, health, training requirement.
Area Served: Jefferson County=multi-services. RSVP= Shelby, Blount, and Walker Counties.
  
RADIO READING SERVICE- WBHM RADIO
650 11th Street South, Birmingham, AL 35294
205-934-6576
Purpose: To provide via closed circuit radio, access to a wide variety of printed material such as local and national newspapers and current magazines.
Services: Closed circuit radio, access to a wide variety of printed material such as local and national newspapers and current magazines for visually impaired or physically disabled.
Eligibility: Inability to read conventional size print material, either as a result of visual or physical handicap.
Area Served: Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Montgomery, Mobile, Tuscaloosa)
 
ROOSEVELT RECREATION CENTER
5904 Warner Street, Roosevelt City, AL 35228-3948
205-425-1531
Purpose: To work with youth in the community to provide wholesome recreation for community youth and senior citizens.
Services: Senior citizen programs, summer youth employment program through JCCEO, youth employment counseling, neighborhood development, summer lunch program, recreational activities.
Eligibility: Resident of Brighton, Bessemer, Roosevelt, Lipscomb, Brownsville and Birmingham.
Area Served: Roosevelt City and surrounding areas.
 
SHELBY COUNTY SENIOR SERVICES
P.O. Box 1641, Columbiana, AL 35051
Phone: 205-669-3828
Fax: 205-669-8774
Purpose: Meals on Wheels, Transporting seniors who do not have transportation – six centers for ambulatory clients
Services: Homemakers, homebound meals, transportation, congregate meals, information and referral, recreation, legal counseling, postal alert, nutritional education, respite service. Oak Mountain Enrichment Center-day care for older adults.
Eligibility: Age 60 and older, homebound not able to cook or do for themselves
Area Served: Shelby County
  
SHEPHERD CENTER WEST
4616 Terrace R, Birmingham, AL 35208
Phone:  205-925-0451
Fax:  205-925-4151
Purpose: Provide minimal in-home services for age 60+, western area persons through use of retired volunteers and on-site activities for age 55+.
Services: Telephone reassurance, information and referral , friendly visitor and handyman services, Meals on Wheels, Transportation, Vial of Life, Adventures in Learning, Luncheons and forums, health screenings.
Eligibility: 60+ age and over for in-home services, must live within defined services area of Western Birmingham.
Area Served: Western Birmingham for in-home services. Greater Birmingham for on-site services.
 
SHEPHERD'S CENTER SOUTHSIDE
19th Street and 11th Avenue So., P.O. Box 550058, Birmingham, AL 35255
205-933-1273
Purpose: Community based interfaith organization of older adults for personal growth and to help maintain dignity, interdependence and usefulness.
Services: Adventures inn learning, AARP Tax Aide, Low impact aerobics, Trips, medical equipment lending library, health screening, training and education, foot care clinics, information and referral.
Eligibility: Senior adults
Area Served: Southside
 
SHEPHERD'S CENTER- BLUFF PARK
733 Valley Street, Birmingham, AL 35226
205-822-7201
Purpose: Provide a variety of services and programs to senior adults.
Services: Adventures in learning, Widowed Person Service, Telephone reassurance, Trips, handyman service, friendly companion program, shopper's assistance, transportation, low impact aerobic exercise, reminiscence, Meals on Wheels.
Eligibility: 60 and over
Area Served: Bluff Park and surrounding areas
 
SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTER OF MENTAL HEALTH AUTHORITY
161 East Park Circle, Birmingham, AL 35215
205-833-7925
Purpose: Provide intensive habilitation training for skill acquisition in developmental areas including training in economic self-sufficiency, self-care, self-direction, receptive/expressive language and independent living to individuals with a cognitive disability.
Services: Functional academics. Independent living skills. Community utilization skills. supported work.
Eligibility: Primary diagnosis of cognitive disability. Males and females 18 to 65 years of age.
Area Served: Jefferson, Blount and St. Clair counties.
 
SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE OF JASPER
1710 Alabama Avenue, Suite 106, P.O. Box 1389
Jasper, AL 35502
800-772-1213
Purpose: Administer Federal Social Security Insurance Benefits
Services: Assist public in filing claims and reports for: Social Security Retirement , Survivors, and disability payments. SSI, Medicare, Black Lung and other benefits. Referrals to other agencies.
Eligibility: Varied on age, earnings, disability.
Area Served: Walker County
 
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION- JEFFERSON COUNTY
2001 12th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203
1-800-772-1213
Purpose: To provide cash benefits to individuals eligible for retirement, disability, and survivors benefits. Benefits are also provided for individuals with limited income and resources who Are 65 and over or disabled.
Services: Health ins. (Medicare), Social Security cash benefits for retired persons 62 and older, dependents, disabled persons and dependents; survivors and dependents. Black Lung Benefits for coal miners. Supplemental Security Income (65 and older, blind or disabled
Eligibility: See Services.
Area Served: Jefferson and Shelby Counties
 
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – TUSCALOOSA COUNTY
1118 Greensboro Ave., Federal Building, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401
Phone: 205-349-4863
Fax: 205-758-4729
1-800-772-1213 Toll Free
Website: www.ssa.gov
Purpose: To provide benefits allowed under the Social Security Act which include retirement, survivor, disability, and SSI aged and disabled, and Medicare
Services: Various benefits under the Social Security and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Act
Eligibility: For SSI, limited income and resources and age 65 or older or disabled.  For SSA benefits, enough earnings under Social Security to allow payments.  Benefits for disabled children (disabled prior to age 18) and the child of a worker who is deceased, retired or disabled.
Area Served:  Anniston, Birmingham, Decatur, Dothan, Florence, Gadsden, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma, Tuscaloosa, and Columbus, GA counties
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION ACTION COMMITTEE
25 West Oxmoor Road, Suite 50, Birmingham, AL 35216
205-941-0313
Purpose: To provide individual case work, outreach, and training
Services: Non-profit organization providing self advocacy and training to parents of children with disabilities.
Eligibility: Any child with special education needs
Area Served: Alabama
  
ST. CLAIR COUNTY ADULT DEVELOPMENT CENTER
1902 1st Avenue North, Pell City, AL 35125
205-884-2680
Purpose: Provide services to citizens with cognitive disability or developmental disabilities in St. Clair County.
Services: Skills training in areas such as independent living, selfcare, academic, social and recreation, language and communication skills and economic self sufficiency. Prevocational and work activity programs. Advocacy, information and referrals.
Eligibility: 21 years of age, developmentally disabled as determined by psychological evaluations. Resident of St. Clair county. Medical examination.
Area Served: St. Clair County.
 
ST. CLAIR COUNTY HEAD START
P.O. Box 641, Pell City, Alabama 35125
205-338-9694
Purpose: To recruit and enroll children from low income families, including children with a disability.
Services: Information to parents. Assist in referrals. Arrange support services to families. Insure that services are provided.
Eligibility: Must meet Federal guideline for low income families and be three or four years of age on or before September 1st.
Area Served: Clair County.
 
TARRANT PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
1232 Bristol Street, Tarrant, AL 35217
205-849-2828
Purpose: Provide recreational activities for the citizens of Tarrant.
Services: Participatory recreation for all ages including senior citizen programs
Eligibility: Resident of Tarrant
Area Served: Tarrant
 
State of Alabama Department of Education
50 North Ripley Street, PO Box 302101 , Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 242-9700
Website:  http://www.alsde.edu
   
UAB SPARKS CLINIC
1720 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233
205-934-5471
Website: http://www.circ.uab.edu/Sparks
Purpose: Training for individuals who have or are at risk of developmental learning disabilities.
Services: Client evaluations (dental, medical, nutritional, developmental, intellectual, educational, physical, vocational, visual, hearing speech, and language. Multi-media materials for persons with developmental disabilities. Volunteer placement.
Eligibility: Persons with or suspected of having developmental disabilities ( language, learning, movement)
Area Served: Alabama
 
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY OF GREATER BIRMINGHAM
2430 11th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35234
205-251-0165
Purpose: To provide educational, vocational and therapeutic services to children and adults who have cerebral palsy
Services: Physical, speech and occupational therapy. Nutritional services, dental clinic, preschool program, professional development, advocacy, parent-infant enrichment program. Daycare. Adult activity program. sheltered employment. Residential services.
Eligibility: Diagnosis of cerebral palsy or closely related neurological disorder, cognitive disability or developmental disability.
Area Served: Jefferson, Shelby, Walker, Etowah, Blount, St. Clair counties.
 
UNITED COMMUNITY CENTERS, RILEY COMMUNITY CENTER
3617 Hickory Avenue, S.W., Birmingham, AL 35221
205-925-2944
Purpose: Community service and development.
Services: Senior citizens programs, age 50+, Adult basic education, Day care, 2-1/2-6, Hire a Teen (13-19), Emergency Mortgage and Utility Program, After school pick up and take home, Commodity distribution, community hunger project and emergency food bank, Crafts.
Eligibility: Varies per program
Area Served: Riley, Jones Valley, Wenonah, Powderly, West end, Jonesboro, Ishkooda, Grassella heights, Bessemer, Cooper Green, Hillman Estates and Gardens, Brownsville, Travilla, Lipscomb, Cairo.
   
WORKSHOPS, INC.
4244 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35222
205-592-9683
Purpose: Train people with disabilities for competitive employment and to employ persons with severe disabilities.
Services: Employment counseling and referral. Work adjustment training, vocational instruction, special education, supported employment, job placement, adult day care.
Eligibility: Vocational handicapping disability, 16 years and older