Accessing health care services can be problematic for people with disabilities. Medical offices might not be accessible or have accessible equipment. Many people with disabilities are uninsured or underinsured. Providers might also be so focused on the person’s disability that they neglect to discuss other health issues. Learn how to navigate the health care system and become an active participant in your health care.
Some Tips to Help:
- Read about health care accessibility from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Disability and Health.
- Find low or no cost federally funded community health care centers and children’s hospitals in your community.
- Learn more about home health care, including the types of services typically provided and how to choose providers from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service
Other Helpful Resources
ADA Guidelines for Accessible Medical Care
Overview of the requirements for medical care facilities including accessible examination rooms and medical equipment.
American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine Referral Directory
Directory of medical providers who specialize in cerebral palsy and developmental medicine.
Release Your Potential
Release Your Potential® is a patient outreach and education campaign designed to raise awareness of severe spasticity and encourage those living with the condition to seek treatment. The site provides general information, treatment options, videos of patients and doctors talking about severe spasticity, downloadable tools and a schedule of upcoming events.