Hand Pile of Happy Group

Who We Are

EQUAL ACCESS * INCLUSION * PEER SUPPORT

We are

  • Community volunteers with experience living with a disability and navigating disability-related issues. 

  •  Disabled individuals in the community helping other disabled people

  •  Not funded. Volunteers provide free peer-to-peer mentoring and support 

  • Lifelong friends and disability advocates

  • Brain Injury & Cancer survivors making a difference

 

Areas include (but are not limited to):  

  • ADA compliance 

  • Healthcare/Medicare, Medicaid, Private

  • Patients' rights (fair & equal treatment)

  • Individuals new to disability

  • Social Security

  • Guardianship

  • Medicaid Waivers

  • Access/Inclusion

  • Patient Advocacy

  • Education planning (IEP/ISP)

  • Parents of Disabled Children

  • Support/Caregiver Support

  • Family Life/Parenting

  • Home Health Care

  • Care Facility Concerns/Abuse

Who We Serve

  • Individuals new to disability due traumatic injuries and chronic illness

  • Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

  • Individuals diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Caregivers supporting loved one with a disability

  • Parents of Children with Disabilities

 

Our Team

Teddy Finamore

Stroke Survivor

Volunteer 
 

Alex Pola

Communications
Volunteer

Samantha Pola
Activities
Volunteer

Stacey Law
Peer Mentor
Volunteer

Lori Martin
Peer Mentor
Volunteer

Media/Inquiries

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Community Feedback

  • We would love to hear your feedback on what your experience is like as someone with a disability or supporting friends and family with disabilities in the Shenandoah Area. 

  • For example, what challenges have you overcome?  What did you learn about yourself through this process?  Do any organizations stand out that have helped you in the past? What would you suggest to help someone in a similar situation to provide encouragement?

Feedback/General Inquiries

contact@valleydisabilitysupport.com


 


 

 


 

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