Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

Landlord Tenant Issues and Concerns When Renting with a Service Animal

Posted by Ask Emily on April 15, 2018 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (0)
Landlords are everywhere and some are more knowledgeable about laws and accommodations, when it comes to people with disabilities than others. Some landlords claim ignorance when it comes to accommodations and what is legal and what is not. Some people may or may not know for example, that a SERVICE ANIMAL is not a PET and therefore the rules are a little bit different when it comes to renting. If you have legal documentation that you in fact require a SERVICE ANIMAL, the landlord LEGALLY can... Read Full Post »

Homeschool vs. Public School For Families With One or Multiple Diagnosis

Posted by Ask Emily on April 15, 2018 at 12:45 PM Comments comments (1)
Home school is becoming more common, but not well accepted when it comes to families with a medical diagnosis. Some families are being forced to homeschool, for a number of reasons. For example, the child is falling way too far behind at school due to medically necessary absences and the school staff does not know how to help with this, or the child is getting bullied not only by students, but by staff as well. In a public or private school setting, there are hundreds of students that the sta... Read Full Post »

I AM CAPABLE!

Posted by Emily Jensen on September 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2299)

When someone has a diagnosis, they often hear on a constant daily basis what they are not, or may not be capable of.  All we ask for is a chance to prove to the world what we are capable of, we should not have to prove these things to our own family, friends, and loved ones, but sadly we often do!  Just because someone has a diagnosis, doesn't meant that they can't be a successful member of society.  If someone wants to do something, why not support and encourage them as long a...

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What Are Your Options When Your Caregiver Hours Only Go So Far?

Posted by Emily Jensen on July 30, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We hear from people on a daily basis, who are frustrated because they depend on the help of a caregiver, but most state funded caregivers are legally only allowed to help for so many hours.  These caregivers often times would love to help for more hours, but they know that their jobs would be on the line if they were to go over those alotted hours.  What are these people supposed to do when they don't have family close by to come help them, and their neighbors are not trained in how...

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