Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

When No One Understands Your Head Injury or Memory Loss Including Yourself

Posted by Ask Emily on April 29, 2018 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)
Most if not all of us have heard the saying, "Patience is a virtue", this could not be more true when it comes to working with someone with a head injury or memory loss. When a person has a head injury or memory loss, they can become easily frustrated. These people sometimes forget what might seem like the silliest things, but they truly can't help it and are often made fun of and criticized for something that they truly have no control over. When dealing with a head injury or memory loss, you m... Read Full Post »

I AM CAPABLE!

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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