In pursuit of our mission, we offer a wide range of services designed to give Alaskans with disabilities the tools and resources they need to improve independence, self-confidence, knowledge, skills and access to community resources.
We also work at the community level to reduce attitudinal, architectural and communication barriers, combat discrimination, and promote the development of needed resources, programs, and policies. Our ultimate goal is increased independence, economic opportunity, and enhanced quality of life for all Alaskans with disabilities.
Among other services Access Alaska provides five core services: information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, individual and systems advocacy and deinstitutionalization or nursing home transition.
Persons with any type of physical or mental impairment that significantly impacts their ability to live independently in the home and community are eligible for our services. Information and referral services are available to anyone, regardless of disability status, including friends and family, the business community, and the general public. Some services do have other eligibility requirements.