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MIGRAINE SUPPORT ONLINE AND IN YOUR AREA

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IU MEDICAL CENTER NEUROSCIENCE CENTER HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES
http://iuhealth.org/neuroscience-center/specialties/headaches-migraines/

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ST. VINCENT’S CARMEL HEADACHE CENTER
http://www.stvincent.org/St-Vincent-Carmel/Healthcare-Services/Neurology/Headache-Center.aspx

This first page has “The Midas Test,” which is described as “Migraine Disability Assessment”
Just a questionnaire, but certainly proves a disability with migraines, too.

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National Migraine Association:
http://www.migraines.org/about/aboumiss.htm

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MIGRAINE SUPPORT GROUP on Facebook.  Seems commercial, but also seems to offer some info
https://www.facebook.com/MigraineSupport

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Daily Strength Migraine Support Group
http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Migraine-Headaches/support-group

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RESOURCES FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES

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This looks fantastic:
Disability.gov
https://www.disability.gov/
“Welcome to Disability.gov, the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide.
The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. You can also find organizations in your community to help you get the support you need.
Let Disability.gov be your guide!”

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US General Services Administration: Resources for Americans with Disabilities webpage:
http://gsa.gov/portal/content/193773

This webpage strongly suggests that if you have a disability, you can apply for a job with the government which leads you to the following webpage…looks pretty good! US Government wants to be a leader in, and set standards for employing persons with disabilities…why not you…you have a lot to give!

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United States Office of Personnel Management Disability Employment Hiring webpage:
http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/hiring/

Link above has subset links to pages on the following subjects:

Getting a Job
Reasonable Accommodations
Selective Placement Program Coordinator
Recruiting
Hiring
Retention
Providing Accommodations
Disability FAQs
Reference Materials

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UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA) AND ONLINE RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION ABOUT EMPLOYMENT

“What learning disabilities are covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act?”

http://www.UNDERSTOOD.ORG website gave following info
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/ada-protecting-your-childs-civil-rights
gave this info:

Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can make it easier for you to get your child the help she needs. ADA is a federal civil rights law. It makes it illegal to discriminate against people with disabilities at work, in school and in public spaces.

Here’s what you need to know about ADA.

If your child has any learning or attention issues, she’s probably covered.

ADA protects anyone with “a physical or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more life activities.” Life activities include things like eating, seeing, hearing, speaking, learning, reading, concentrating, thinking and communicating.

Children with ADHD, LD, executive functioning issues, as well as other challenges, are protected by this law. This is true even if they’re on medication or getting some other kind of help. They’re protected even if they’re doing fine in school or at work.

The law is meant to be very broad. For instance, ADA covers people who use wheelchairs and people with food allergies, anxiety, depression, HIV and diabetes. ADA also protects anyone who’s discriminated against because of a previous disability or condition (called “a record of impairment”).

Also read the section on this page:
When your child gets a job, ADA will protect her rights.

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This is a fantastic PDF which explains just about everything from the LDonline.org website. The document is called LEARNING DISABILITIES AND THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT:

file:///C:/Users/Emily/Downloads/Learning%20Disabilities%20and%20the%20Americans%20with%20Disabilities%20(3).pdf

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Understood.org (for learning and attention issues)
A website for parent who have children that have learning issues, but this site has a lot of great info on it:
https://www.understood.org/en

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Americans with Disabilities Act (described on Understood.org)
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/your-childs-rights/basics-about-childs-rights/ada-protecting-your-childs-civil-rights

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Discrimination at Work: Understanding Your Child’s Rights
https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/choosing-changing-schools/leaving-high-school/discrimination-at-work-understanding-your-childs-rights

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),
http://www.eeoc.gov/index.cfm

Cut/Paste from EEOC Website

Overview
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Jobs and Internships at Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
EEOC hires in many locations around the country for investigators, mediators, attorneys and administrative and clerical positions. listed at USAJOBS See USAJobs.Gov for a list of current vacancies.

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Americans with Disabilities Act homepage:
http://www.ada.gov/

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Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission website:
http://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-ada.cfm

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US General Services Administration: Resources for Americans with Disabilities webpage:
http://gsa.gov/portal/content/193773

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OTHER POSSIBLY HELPFUL ORGANIZATIONS DEALING WITH PAIN

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National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
http://www.fmcpaware.org/

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US Government Disability Website
(Benefits, Civil Rights, Community Rights, Education, Emergency Preparedness, Employment, Health, Housing, Technology, Transportation)
https://www.disability.gov/

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National Fibromyalgia Association
http://www.fmaware.org/

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US PAIN FOUNDATION
http://www.uspainfoundation.org/

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INVISIBLE DISABILITIES ASSOCIATION
http://invisibledisabilities.org/

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INDIANA STATE RESOURCE IDEAS

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INDIANA GOVERNMENT WEBSITE
WWW.IN.GOV

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INDIANA GOVERNOR’S COUNCIL FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
http://www.in.gov/gpcpd/

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IN.GOV, Indiana Protection and Advocacy Service
http://www.in.gov/ipas/

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Indiana Protection & Advocacy Service, Frequently asked questions: “Who is eligible to receive services from Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services (IPAS)?”

http://iot.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/466

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Indiana Protection & Advocacy Service, Frequently asked questions: “What will happen when I contact Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission for assistance?”
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Here’s a website that gives information in Medical Bill Advocates:

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POSSIBLY HELPFUL FINANCIAL ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WITH EXPENSIVE MEDICAL PROBLEMS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE

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BILL ADVOCATES
Here’s their number:
855-203-7058
They also might be able to direct you to state services or how to get insurance to cover your treatments
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NEED HELP PAYING BILLS
This site seems to have some good ideas and helpful information
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/
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NEED HELP PAYING BILLS GIVE INFORMATION ON MEDICAL BILL ADVOCATES

Here’s a website that gives information in Medical Bill Advocates:

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GENERAL IDEAS TO FIND AND GET HELP, GOOD ADVICE AND ADVOCACY

Ask people in your church, financial consultants, accountants, government offices (and anyone you feel comfortable asking):

 

 

  • Do you know anyone with outrageous medical bills?
  • How do they handle it?
  • Do they have any ideas how to get insurance to cover more than what they cover?
  • Do they know of state programs to help or advocate for someone in this situation?
  • Do they know where someone can find an advocate or advice for someone in this situation?
  • If the accountant can’t answer these questions, does anyone there know of anyone who might know?
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