People With Disabilities Foundation

While writing this blog, each day we check out different blogs around the nation that deal with the same topics we do. A great blog to look at (after you check out ours of course) is Dallas Attorney Bob Kraft’s P.I.S.S.D. While we are new to the blog world, Mr. Kraft has been around since 2005 writing daily. It’s definitely worth a look.

In one of his recent blog post he spotlighted a link to a Foundation that we felt we needed to also pass along to our readers. Please see the below information about the People With Disabilities Foundation:

The People With Disabilities Foundation is a group dedicated to advocacy for the disabled, especially in legal matters. Here is a description from their Web site:

Our Mission is to provide education and advocacy for people with psychiatric and/or developmental disabilities, with or without physical disabilities, so that they can achieve equal opportunities in all aspects of life.

Our goal is to provide total integration of people with mental disabilities into the whole of society. PWDF is an IRS approved § 501(c)(3) public charity. Contributions are tax deductible.

Education/Public Awareness

PWDF puts on free public seminars examples of which include:

  1. Disabled students in elementary and secondary schools, coping skills and sensitivity training;
  2. Accommodating Students with Psychiatric Disabilities in Colleges and Universities;
  3. Health Care Issues for People with Mental and/or Developmental Disabilities (focus: Emergency Room Triage Issues); and
  4. Multiculturalism and Psychiatric Disabilities
    • Guest speaking.
    • Social Security Work Incentive Programs. Available in 1 hour CD.
    • Accommodating Employees and Job Applicants with Psychiatric Disabilities in the Workplace. Also in 30 minute training video.
    • Housing Issues for People with Psychiatric and Developmental Disabilities. Available in 1 hour CD.
    • “Understanding Employees and Job Applicants with Psychiatric Disabilities.” This training video focuses on medical and vocational aspects associated with invisible disabilities in the workplace, functional limitations and ways to provide reasonable accommodations, if necessary.