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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Can Someone With A Diagnosis Be A Good Parent?

Posted by Emily Jensen on September 10, 2016 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you have a diagnosis and were able to either have your own children or maybe even adopt, but your close family and friends are constantly putting you down about how you parent?  Have they tried to take your child or children away from you because they don't think you are doing a good job or raising them, "correctly"?  How did this make you feel?  Were you able to fight them for your rights and the rights of your children, or were you forced to give in to them because you cou...

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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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IEP's and 504's and Substitute Teachers

Posted by Emily Jensen on May 18, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Parents of student's with special needs, are becoming more and more frustrated with the school system's because although IEP's and 504 plans are put into place, they don't always work.  One concern that more and more families are realizing is that when there is a substitute teacher in the classroom, the substitute does not know the children and the children don't know the substitute in most cases.  If a child has a diagnosis where change is difficult for them, this could be emotiona...

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