West Virginia Disability Resources
ADAPT of West Virginia - ADAPT of WV is a group of people with disabilities that want their rights and want them NOW! - http://www.labs.net/adapt/
West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services
The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) helps people with disabilities establish and reach their vocational goals - http://www.wvdrs.org
West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council
The Council's mission is to assure that West Virginians with developmental disabilities receive the services, supports and opportunities they need to achieve independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community of their choice - http://www.wvddc.org
Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
We provide training, information, and technical assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to businesses, consumers, schools, and government agencies within the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, DE, MD, VA, WV, and DC) - http://www.adainfo.org
West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The mission of the West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WVCDHH) is to advocate for, develop, and coordinate public policies, regulations, and programs to assure full and equal opportunity for persons who are deaf and hard of hearing in West Virginia - http://www.wvdhhr.org/wvcdhh/
West Virginia Advocates
West Virginia Advocates, Inc. (WVA) is the federally mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in West Virginia - http://wvadvocates.org
West Virginia Disability Statistics:
- There are an estimated 406,000 people in West Virginia over the age of five who experience a form of disability.
- Approximately 79,000 people, or 4.7% of the state's population, experience difficulties with activities of daily living, to include bathing, dressing, or moving around inside of their homes.
- Around 257,000 people in West Virginia have a form of work disability, while 60,000 people with disabilities in the state are employed.
- Approximately 9,000 people with disabilities in the state are unemployed, and 166,000 are currently not in the workforce.