The Information & Referral Unit staffs a toll-free statewide phone line and responds to emails and other correspondence from people who need information or have questions or concerns about disability related issues and connects individuals to the information, technical assistance and referrals to programs and services. Inquiries that require a level of knowledge, subject expertise or technical assistance beyond the scope of Information and Referral staff are redirected to other Justice Center staff.
The Information & Referral Unit is staffed by trained professionals who can be reached Monday through Friday during normal business hours from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. If all representatives are busy, callers receive, a recorded message advising them to leave a message and staff will return the call. People can also leave messages or emails during off hours. They will receive a response the next business day.
The Information & Assistance Unit offers assistance to people with all types of disabilities of all ages, in all environments, their families/guardians, advocates, services providers, educators, employers, policy makers and the community about various topics such as accessibility, assistive technology, disability rights, education, employment, housing, recreation, transportation and vocational rehabilitation.
The Justice Center’s website contains links to websites that provide information on assistive technology, disability rights, housing, emergency preparedness and information specific to different types of disabilities. Web links can be found under the Resources tab on the home page.