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In this webcast, Lou Orslene explained the differences between Personal Assistive Services (PAS) at home and in the workplace. He also summarized the legislative history of PAS, and discussed workplace issues surrounding the use of PAS from the perspective of an employer, employee with a disability, and rehabilitation professional.
The Center for Personal Assistance Services - Univ. of CA, San Francisco, provides an extensive array of on-line resources. These resources include state-by-state disability statistics, PAS usage data, legal information, individual state PAS projects, state PAS resources, and state links.
Centers for Independent Living (CILS) are local resource centers that amongst other services provide guidance when seeking personal assistance services.For a list of CILs by state contained on the Independent Living Research Utilization
State Departments of Vocational Rehabilitation - In many states, the VR agency both manages the application process as well as the provision of PAS.
Personal Assistance in the Workplace: A Customer-Directed Guide - The guide provides practical information on using personal assistance in the workplace, finding and training a personal assistant, and finding funding to support a personal assistant in the workplace amongst other information.
The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is a free consulting service that can assist job specialists and others as they consider the use of personal assistance services (PAS) in the workplace for their clients. JAN can be reached by calling 1-800-526-7234 (V/TTY). JAN consultants also provide technical assistance regarding the interface of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and PAS. JAN publishes and provides free of charge Personal Assistance Services (PAS) in the Workplace. This publication contains information about using PAS and examples of various situations where PAS has been used to accommodate people with sensory, cognitive, mental health, and motor impairments. You can call JAN at 1-800-526-7234 (V/TTY) to receive a copy, or download from their website.