Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

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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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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Cerebral Palsy

Posted by Emily Jensen on May 5, 2016 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)


CerebralPalsyGuidance.com is a comprehensive informational website on cerebral palsy. Their mission is to provide quality cerebral palsy information and assistance to families in need. From information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, CerebralPalsyGuidance.com covers all...

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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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Different Kinds of Abuse and the Impact They Have

Posted by Emily Jensen on February 28, 2016 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

When people hear the word, "abuse", they often times think about physical abuse between couples either married or dating.  Sadly, physical abuse is not the only form of abuse.  There are many other forms like mental abuse, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, sexual abuse, elder abuse, and even financial abuse.

Emotional abuse and verbal abuse, often times go hand in hand.  If someone is yelling at someone else on a regular basis, this is considered verbal abuse....

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