HDSA Social Workers Are Here For You
HDSA Social Workers are often the first voice that someone new to HD may hear. Social workers offer information, education and access to community based services within a specific region. They provide in-services to long term care facilities where persons with HD reside, assist with the disability application process, facilitate support groups, identify and develop relationships with the local medical community, maintain the local helpline as well as develop resources for HD families and healthcare professionals within their area.
HDSA has also developed relationships with a number of social workers who are not funded by HDSA but who provide vital services to HD families. These professionals offer many of the same services as HDSA funded social workers.