Eligibility Criteria for ADAP's Programs
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Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
To be eligible under the PADD program, an individual must have a developmental disability, which is defined by federal law as a severe, chronic mental or physical disability which occurs before the age of 22 and seriously limits that person's ability to function in at least three of the following major life activities:
- Self-care - the ability to meet daily needs
- Receptive and expressive language - the ability to understand what is communicated and to communicate with others
- Mobility - fine and gross motor skills
- Self-direction - ability to make one's own decisions
- Independent Living
- Economic Self-sufficiency - ability to earn sufficient funds to live independently
- Under nine years of age with only one major life functional limitation
Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries of Social Security
ADAP’s PABSS program provides SSDI and SSI beneficiaries advocacy services for youth who want to transition to work or adults who want to return to work. To be eligible for ADAP’s PABSS program an individual must be receiving SSI or SSDI or receiving Medicare or Medicaid still within their Extended Period of Eligibility and attempting to gain or maintain employment.
Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness
To be eligible for services under the PAIMI program, an individual, living in either the community or in a residential setting, must have a diagnosis of a mental illness or severe emotional disturbance.
Protection and Advocacy for Individuals Rights
To be eligible under the PAIR program, an individual with a disability must meet all the following criteria:
- Must be ineligible for services under ADAP’s PADD or PAIMI programs.
- Must need services beyond the scope of services provided by the Client Assistance Program (CAP) under section 112 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Protection and Advocacy for Assistive Technology
Any individual with a disability who needs assistive technology may request ADAP's help in accessing assistive technology devices or assistive technology services.
Protection and Advocacy for Traumatic Brain Injury
Individuals may contact ADAP regarding its TBI services if there is a need for:
- education, training or technical assistance about TBI and available services.
- information or referrals related to services and assistance that may be available to individuals with TBI and their families.
- individual or family advocacy or legal representation to eliminate barriers and increase access to comprehensive, coordinated programs and services.
- information about how to promote and support self-advocacy efforts of people with TBI and their families.
Protection and Advocacy for Voting Accessibility
Individuals may contact ADAP regarding its PAVA services if an individual is of legal voting age, a person with a disability, and has experienced discrimination in access to/participation in the election process. ADAP provides information and referral services, public education programs, and individual case advocacy services.
Protection and Advocacy for Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries
ADAP provides on-site reviews of representative payee performance which will increase independent oversight of representative payees. ADAP also provides training to certain representative payees regarding their duties and obligations in serving in that role.