Kay Ivey
Graham L. Sisson, Jr.
Executive Director


Marlene Word, Deputy Director
Dr. Graham Sisson, Executive Director 
The Honorable Kay Ivey, Governor

Welcome to GOOD

Thank you for checking out our website. We hope you will be a frequent visitor to the Governor's Office on Disability (GOOD) and trust that you will find our site an excellent resource for information concerning disability issues. GOOD does not handle Social Security Disability claims as this is a federal program. 


GOOD is available to do training, accessibility surveying, and speaking at your meetings or seminars at no cost. Call the Alabama ADA Hotline at 800-205-9986.


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The Governor's Office on Disability is Proud to Announce Legislation Passed in the 2019 and 2018 Sessions

Governor Kay Ivey signed the Volunteer Transportation Providers Bill (Good Samaritan Transportation Bill) into Law, Act 2019-450, on 7/24/2019. This bill was supported by the Governor's Office on Disability and Sponsored in the Legislature by Representative K.L. Brown. Select the link below for a Summary Document.

Voluntary Transportation Summary

Governor Kay Ivey signed the New Assistive Devices Warranty Act (Lemon Law for Assistive Devices), Act 2018-448 and the Accessible Parking Legislation, Act 2018-458 on 3/28/18. Both bills were supported by the Governors' Office on Disability and Sponsored in the Legislature by former Representative Ken Johnson. Select the links below for Summary Documents of each.

Accessible Parking Legislation Summary

Assistive Device Summary

24/7 Text Crisis Line

When someone is in crisis and considering suicide, they need help at that moment.The Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via a method people already used and trusted. It can be reached by texting 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, at any time, about any type of crisis. A live, trained crisis counselor receives the text and responds quickly. There is no charge for the service.The Crisis Text Line works on all major US carriers, and most minor regional carriers. However, short codes (like 741741) are not allowed on many prepaid plans. Nothing will appear on the person's bill if their cell phone plan is with AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon. If their plan is with another carrier the short code, 741-741 will appear on their billing statement.

Community Living Fact Sheet 2016

New: Alabama Enable Savings Plan