Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

Different Kinds of Abuse and the Impact They Have

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (37)

When people hear the word, "abuse", they often times think about physical abuse between couples either married or dating.  Sadly, physical abuse is not the only form of abuse.  There are many other forms like mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, elder abuse, and even financial abuse.

Emotional abuse and verbal abuse, often times go hand in hand.  If someone is yelling at someone else on a regular basis, this is considered verbal abuse....

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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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Special Needs Children When Parents Divorce

Posted by Emily Jensen on August 29, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (2753)

Divorce is never easy on any family.  It is especially challenging when you have a, "special needs" child or children in the household and both parents feel that they know what is best for their child or children and yet their feelings or beliefs are different than each other.  When a couple has children, they are responsible for making choices in the best interest of the child until that child turns 18 if not longer if there is a medical diagnosis involved that makes decision ...

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Where To Go For Help

Posted by Ask Emily on August 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

These are just a few resources that are available.  If you can't find what you are looking for here, please let us know, and we will do what we can to help you.



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Communication Is The Key

Posted by Ask Emily on November 22, 2013 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (28)

No relationship or marriage is easy, especially when one or both adults, and/or a child or multiple children in the home have a, "disability", or multiple, "disabilities". This can lead to absolute chaos and put the relationship or marriage on a whirlwind roller coaster. Some couples and families might try to keep these challenges private and make their marriage or family look like they are the perfect couple or family without any problems, and others you can tell without any doubt that som...

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