Welcome

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 GOOD Toll Free at 888-879-3582.

Our mission is to facilitate the inclusion of Alabamians with disabilities in education, employment, housing, transportation, health care, and leisure.

GOOD Directors and Governor Kay Ivey in the Governor's office

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

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Email marlene.word@good.alabama.gov for more information.

Important Information for Resource and Link Requests

For information concerning adding resources and links, email the webmaster, marlene.word@good.alabama.gov. Provide the resource category, URL, and ensure that the link is not already listed as a resource. Thank you for your interest in the GOOD website.


Disability Counts 2020 logo

The census is quick, safe and secure. You can take it online at www.my2020census.gov or by calling toll-free 1-844-330-2020 or by paper form.

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.