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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What Are Your Options When Your Caregiver Hours Only Go So Far?

Posted by Emily Jensen on July 30, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We hear from people on a daily basis, who are frustrated because they depend on the help of a caregiver, but most state funded caregivers are legally only allowed to help for so many hours.  These caregivers often times would love to help for more hours, but they know that their jobs would be on the line if they were to go over those alotted hours.  What are these people supposed to do when they don't have family close by to come help them, and their neighbors are not trained in how...

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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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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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