Idaho Area 18


Special Needs

and Accessibilities



Statement of Purpose

The goal of TSNAC's Accessibilities Subcommittee is to enable every alcoholic to be an active participant in the group, without emphasizing differences. The most important fact to keep in mind is that all alcoholics- whether deaf, blind, homebound, or with other disabilities-want to be part of the whole.

A.A. members throughout the Fellowship are discovering that the common bond of recovery can transcend the barriers of physical disabilities. Both groups and members can become more aware of A.A. members who need specific kinds of help. While there are no special A.A. members, many members have access and functional needs.


While there are no special A.A. members, many members have special needs:

  • Homebound chronically ill alcoholics and elderly members homebound, in assisted living & nursing homes cannot attend regular meetings and need meetings taken to them.

  • A.A. members who are blind or visually impaired may need help with transportation to a meeting.

  • A member with a physical disability must find a meeting with wheelchair access.

  • A deaf or hard-of-hearing member may be able to get to the meeting, but needs a sign language interpreter in order to understand what's being shared.


For more information on A.A. Special Needs in the U.S.:


P-83: A.A. for the Alcoholic with Special Needs

F-107: Serving Alcoholics with Special Needs

If you are interested in helping with Special Needs in the Treasure Valley please contact


AREA 18, TSNAC WEST Telephone Service # (208)-906-2745
The TSNAC Telephone Service is not the AA Hotline!
If you need a member of Alcoholics Anonymous to contact you to talk about recovery - PLEASE CALL THE AA HOTLINE - (208) 344-6611.