Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community


Posted by Emily Jensen on September 16, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

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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Finding employment after being released from prison

Posted by Emily Jensen on August 11, 2016 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes when a person is released from prison, they realize that they never want to experience that again.  They realize that they may have made mistakes when they were younger that led them on a path that they are ready to walk away from, but in some cases the damage may already be done and they might have a hard time getting back on the right path and finding employment where the employer can look past the decisions that they have made in the past.  Some of these decisions might...

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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 (0)

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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How To Explain Your Diagnosis To Your Children's Friends

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 22, 2016 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Some people following this blog are parent's.  In some household's, the parent or parent's is or are the one or one's with the diagnosis, but the child or children may not have a diagnosis.  What do you do if your child has a new friend over that does not know that you have a diagnosis and they ask a lot of questions when they get to your house, and you fear that your child might be uncomfortable with this for a variety of reasons.  Some children who have a parent or paren...

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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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