Resources Below is a growing list of helpful links and resources. Have a question or a suggestion? Contact us and let us know about it! National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Through a national network of cooperating libraries, National Library Service administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. Information on Service Animals Links to information about service dogs, as well as therapy and emotional support animals. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness When severe weather strikes, will you be ready? Your answer to this question is critical to the safety you and your family. The key is to have a winning game plan. This is where the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness can help. Find resources, apps, and more to help you develop a simple but successful game plan before disaster strikes. You can also find a help guide here. Invisible Disabilities In general, the term disability is often used to describe an ongoing physical challenge. This could be a bump in life that can be well managed or a mountain that creates serious changes and loss. Either way, this term should not be used to describe a person as weaker or lesser than anyone else! Every person has a purpose, special uniqueness and value, no matter what hurdles they may face. Check out the Invisible Disabilites Association for more information. Adaptive Technologies Camera Mouse, a free downloadable tool from Boston College. Crisis Prevention and Intervention If you or someone you know is in danger or you are having a medical emergency, please call 911 immediately. Suicidal Thoughts and Depression National Hotline 1-800-SUICIDE 1-800-784-2433) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-8255) National Alliance on Mental Illness Suicide Prevention National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Children and Teens Boys & Girls Town National Hotline 1-800-448-3000 Covenant House NineLine 1-800-999-9999 Childhelp (Child Abuse) 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) National Center For Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) Emergency Preparedness DisasterAssistance.gov Accessibility Statement Access to Disaster Help and Resources Emergency Readiness for People with Disabilities Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs Office of Disability Integration and Coordination Violence Childhelp (Child Abuse) 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) National Center For Missing & Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) National Center on Elder Abuse 1-800-677-1116 National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (1-800-799-7233) RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673) Safe Horizons Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-621-HOPE (1-800-621-4673) Autism Spectrum and Kids Sesame Street and Autism Reduce the Noise: Help Loved Ones with Sensory Overload Enjoy Shopping Resources for Military Families Moving with Special Needs Kids Home Modifications for Special Needs Kids Academic Accommodation Resources A Guide to Savings for Folks with Disabilities Coupon Chief has put together a helpful guide with on special offers, discounts, and other ways those with disabilities can stretch their dollars. The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) gives food assistance to low-income households with food loss or damage caused by a natural disaster. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service (USDA FNS) authorizes states to operate D-SNAP in a disaster area. Your state must request FNS approval and must be under a presidential disaster declaration for individual assistance. If you get D-SNAP benefits, you can access them through an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card. You can use it like a debit card to buy food at most local grocery stores.Find out more here or if you are a resident of Louisiana, your can create and customize your own personal login here.