Hope for Disabilities

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How To Explain Your Diagnosis To Your Children's Friends

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 22, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Some people following this blog are parent's.  In some household's, the parent or parent's is or are the one or one's with the diagnosis, but the child or children may not have a diagnosis.  What do you do if your child has a new friend over that does not know that you have a diagnosis and they ask a lot of questions when they get to your house, and you fear that your child might be uncomfortable with this for a variety of reasons.  Some children who have a parent or paren...

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Landlord/Tenant Issues

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 22, 2016 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

For those of you who rent where you live and have anxiety of people coming in and out of your home because of something having to do with you diagnosis like urinary incontinence and odors in your apartment or house, what kinds of things do you do to help your landlord and others understand what you are going through and how they can possibly help ease your anxiety? Have you ever rented somewhere and had a switch in landlords where the one you had to begin with moved unexpectedly or the owner ...

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Airline Discrimination

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 21, 2016 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Most of us will agree, that Airline Transportation is more than likely the most common and popular mode of transportation.  Unfortunately, it does come with its challenges especially when the person using this mode of transportation has some form of disability.  One common misconception might be who's responsibility is it to transfer a person who utilizes a wheelchair, from their wheelchair onto the plane and from the plane back to their wheelchair when the plane arrives at its fina...

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Helping Your Employer Better Understand Your Diagnosis

Posted by Emily Jensen on August 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Whether your job is a volunteer position or a paid position, talking openly with your employer about your diagnosis might be extremely uncomfortable for a variety of reasons. It is against the law in the United States for an employer to discriminate against an employee because a medical diagnosis, but it happens every day and the employers get away with it in most cases without having to pay any consequences for it. Some people with certain diagnosis' have been discriminated against so m...

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Disability or Disabled - Which Term is Right

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on August 4, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Brief Synopsis: Differences and similarities in disability and disabled terminology including the right term to use.


"Some people who are autistic, blind, deaf, and a few other disabilities embrace their disability as a minority identity."


Differences and similarities in disability and disabled terminology including the right term to use.


Disability and Disabled are both words that generally describe functional limitations that a...

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