Placer Independent Resource Services
11768 Atwood Rd., Ste. 29, Auburn, CA 95603
530-885-6100 in Auburn; Tollfree 1-800-833-3453;
TTY 530-885-0326; Fax 530-885-3032
Placer Independent Resource Services (PIRS) advocates for the rights of people with disabilities, educates the community about disability issues, empowers and provides services to persons with disabilities to live independent, productive lives. Any person with a disability is eligible for our services, which are free and include:
¨ INDIVIDUAL AND SYSTEMS ADVOCACY: Assists individuals to understand their rights and responsibilities; teaches how to advocate for themselves to address their needs and resolve issues; educates the community and advocates for change to remove barriers and improve access to all facilities and services in the community; increases disability awareness and educates about the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability rights laws.
¨ INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS TRAINING: Provides information about independent living skills such as using public transit, financial management, personal care, self-advocacy and makes referrals to outside resources for training.
¨ INFORMATION AND REFERRAL: Provides a wide array of information and referrals about resources and services available for people with disabilities.
¨ PEER SUPPORT: Provides individual and group peer support to address disability-related issues including self-advocacy, coping strategies, empowerment, resources and independent living skills.
¨ PERSONAL ASSISTANT REFERRAL: Maintains an updated registry by recruiting qualified individuals to be employed by individuals and provide personal assistance or domestic services. Educates consumers about employer/employee responsibilities and management strategies, and provides referrals to screened applicants on the registry.
¨ ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: Provides AT information, referrals and related services to live more independently. Advocates for access to and funding for AT.
¨ MINOR HOME MODIFICATION: Installs adaptive equipment to make the home safer and improve access such as grab bars, threshold ramps, lever handle faucets, flashing door bells, CO/smoke detectors, etc., and makes minor repairs such as leaking faucets. No remodeling or major construction.
¨ BENEFITS COUNSELING: Provides information about public benefits; can assist with applications and address basic benefits issues or provide referrals.
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