NAIDW is a wonderful source of information for disabled workers. As a mental health professional, I know how essential it is for disabled people not to get isolated and lose hope. NAIDW, through it's terrific website and it's volunteers provides hope for all disabled workers. It helps people regain their place in the mainstream by affording them comraderie, humor, information to deal with complex legalistic and governmental problems, and opportunities to help others through volunteerism -- to name but a few of it's many benefits. It's people are warm, engaging, honest, and dedicated to helping disabled workers. I highly recommend it.
This is a great organization which fights for injured people all over the United States. Jon Arbay the CEO is a great guy, who is an injured worker himself. I myself have RSD Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy since 2008 from a work related injury. This organization will eventually be based in every state. I was recently named the director of the state of New York. This is startup organization which main focus in to let people know the services out there for the injured worker. I am happy to be a part of this organization as a director and a advocate for disabled people everywhere, especially in NY
My name is Jon A. Arbay and I am the president & founder of NAIDW - The National Association of Injured & Disabled Workers. I hope to empower other injured workers with the knowledge in which I have acquired in the last four years of struggling through the workers' compensation system! We hope to provide short term financial assistance to injured workers who are experiencing financial difficulty. Our goal is to some day be the largest advocacy group for injured & disabled workers.
I have worked with NAIDW since it was founded as both the webmaster and a board member. I have watched it grow from the idea of 1 injured worker into a full-fledged organization that is in one of its biggest growth periods. Each day we gain more of the exposure and experience that we need to fulfill our mission. One day soon NAIDW will be able to support injured & disabled workers in the many ways that they need it. From financial support, to moral support, and to medical and legal advice, I strongly believe that NAIDW will be on the forefront of injured worker advocacy.