UNM Partnership Creates New Grassroots Guide to Resources for People with Disabilities

Trying to access community resources for a loved one with a disability can be a confusing and frustrating journey. The release of a new booklet, Psst! Did You Know? A Grassroots Guide to Support the Unique Needs and Gifts of People with Disabilties and Those Who Love Them was compiled by a partnership of parents and members of the UNM School of Medicine Center for Development and Disability to aid families locally and across the state in finding help.

The free, 35-page pamphlet not only lists a number of state agencies but also offers invaluable gems for families such as names for local seamstresses familiar with making the Velcro closing garments needed by wheelchair-bound patients need or places where a van can be customized for handicapped occupants. It also includes a host of "been there, done that and this is what I found"

Contact: Cindy Foster, 272-3322

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