Hope for Disabilities

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How to Encourage Your Special Needs Child To Suceed Instead of Holding Them Back

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 29, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (1)

When a person has a diagnosis of one kind or another, chances are they face discrimination of one kind or another on a daily basis from strangers who do not know or understand their situation personally.  What is even more upsetting, is when their own family does not support and encourage them to be the best that they can be.  Some parents of special needs people might be extra overly protective to make sure that their child, even if they are legal...

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Different Kinds of Abuse and the Impact They Have

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (15)

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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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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Special Needs Children When Parents Divorce

Posted by Emily Jensen on August 29, 2015 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (2075)

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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