Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

Do You Involve Your Child To Provide Feedback When It Comes To Their Care?

Posted by Ask Emily on April 15, 2018 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)
We know that this topic comes with a ton of variables. There can be a lot of friction and stressors when it comes to raising a child with a diagnosis, especially when they get to the age that they want to provide feedback on their care and help pick out doctors and specialists and things and sometimes the parents might question how much to allow their child to help decide what is in their best interest. How do you as a parent determine how much to let go and when in letting your child make thei... 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 (13)
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 »

Can Someone With A Diagnosis Be A Good Parent?

Posted by Emily Jensen on September 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you have a diagnosis and were able to either have your own children or maybe even adopt, but your close family and friends are constantly putting you down about how you parent?  Have they tried to take your child or children away from you because they don't think you are doing a good job or raising them, "correctly"?  How did this make you feel?  Were you able to fight them for your rights and the rights of your children, or were you forced to give in to them because you cou...

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IEP's and 504's and Substitute Teachers

Posted by Emily Jensen on May 18, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (117)

Parents of student's with special needs, are becoming more and more frustrated with the school system's because although IEP's and 504 plans are put into place, they don't always work.  One concern that more and more families are realizing is that when there is a substitute teacher in the classroom, the substitute does not know the children and the children don't know the substitute in most cases.  If a child has a diagnosis where change is difficult for them, this could be emotiona...

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Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Emily Jensen on May 5, 2016 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


CerebralPalsyGuidance.com is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy. Their mission is to provide quality cerebral palsy information and assistance to families in need. From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all...

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