Did you know that 1 in 5 Americans has a disability? People with disabilities are more likely than those without disabilities to report having poorer overall health and less access to adequate healthcare. They are also more likely (statistically speaking) to engage in risky behaviors such as smoking and physical inactivity. Nearly everyone either knows someone with a disability or has someone with a disability in their family. Together we can build supportive communities, share information and experiences. To do our part in helping people with disabilities, we would like to share some useful information. The links below are a good place to gather information on behavioral issues, helpful guidelines, resources, etc.
Routines and Children with Disabilities – Children with disabilities benefit from routine. This guideline has some good tips and providing routines to help a child with disabilities develop skills.
AbilityPath.org – This non-profit organization provides support for parents of children with special needs. There are blogs, reports, newsletters, support groups, and tools available on a wide range of topics.
College Assistance Guide for People with ADHD – Scholarships, grants and other options are available for those with an attention disorder. Having a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD doesn’t mean you can’t have a college education. ADD and ADHD are attention disorders. Many people with ADD and ADHD are intelligent – their brains just work differently. The symptoms association with attention disorders make in more challenging as these students must adapt to their disability and develop alternative methods for learning and retaining information.
Employees’ Practical Guide to Negotiating and Requesting Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act – This website provides information from the Job Accommodation Network, a free service of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. JAN (Job Accommodation Network) consultants have developed practical ideas to help employees understand the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and request and negotiate reasonable accommodates in the workplace.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Find out more about Alzheimers Disease at the Alzheimer’s Association web site. They have information on the disease, caregiving, help resources, and event information.
In the United States, there are more than 15 million Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. We want to send these exceptional people a big “thank you” for everything they do. Honor them by sharing your tribute message!