DRAIL Services

Information and Referral:

Provides information or referrals on current services and resources for persons with disabilities.

Personal Assistant Referrals:

Provides a referral list of potential care providers. Assists persons with disabilities with finding appropriate personal assistants and/or housekeepers.

Housing Referrals:

Provides information education and advocacy on accessible and low-income housing.

Individual & Systems Advocacy:

Empowers and provides assistance to individuals with disabilities. Helps persons develop knowledge and skills for effective future advocacy activities.

Systems: Develops partnerships between the centers and the consumers working to create change within a system, agency, jurisdiction, etc. in order to create equal opportunities for people with disabilities to live independently.

Peer Advising:

Provides consumers with peer advising resources that facilitate frank, honest discussions about dealing with one’s disability and related issues, such as socialization, emotional adjustment, accessing resources and family relations.

Volunteer Peer Support:

Volunteers with disabilities are trained as Peer Support Volunteers to provide one-on-one support to consumers, their friends and families.

Independent Living Skills:

Provides consultation and training on an individual or workshop basis for persons with disabilities to acquire practical daily living skills for home and community accessibility.

Benefits Advising:

Provides benefits advising to consumers and their families about their rights and responsibilities involving possible or actual public benefits (i.e. SSI, SSDI, Medicare, Medical, etc.)

Disability Awareness Sensitivity Training:

Provides training to the community and other organizations in the area of employment, socialization and the civil rights of people with disabilities.

ADA Technical Assistance & Evaluation:

Provides on site assessment and evaluation to public and private organizations to assist in complying with the ADA.

Assistive Technology Services:

Assists persons with disabilities to determine which adaptive device(s) fit each person in order to meet their daily living needs.

Computers in a Nutshell:

Offers a four-week introductory computer class. The classes are small, personal and tailored to meet the needs of the participants.

Utility Assistance Programs:

DRAIL’S staff has been trained to assist low-income persons with disabilities with both the PG&E Cares and MID Care applications for discounts on their utility bills. These application forms are available at each office.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services:

Provide assistance for persons who are deaf/hard of hearing with resources, advocacy and support groups to discuss topics which benefit their goals and independent living plan.

Braille Read-n-Write:

Offers the opportunity to learn how to read and write Braille. The class is open to anyone who has an interest in learning Braille.

Visually Impaired Equipment:

Modesto Independent Living Center has a display case with various magnifiers and binoculars for persons with visual impairments. One-on-one consultation is provided to the consumer to determine which equipment best fits their needs.

Dial-a-Ride Certification:

DRAIL is an authorized agency that provides certification of persons with disabilities for Dial-a-Ride services.