Hope for Disabilities

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Can Animals Experience PTSD Like Humans Do?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some of you may have seen and/or followed the story recently out of Seattle, Washington where an Orca Whale Calf died and its mother carried it for over two weeks before letting go. This story caught the attention of millions around the world for a varity of reasons. PTSD can happen in many different circumstances and impact people in many different ways, but how many of us have really thought about PTSD in Animals? Until watching this Orca with her calf, I personally had never given that ide...

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What is a reasonable accommodation and why is asking for a reasonable accommodation so challenging?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 5, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Reasonable Accommodation is a small request that a person with a medical diagnosis is forced to ask for when a public place does not already accommodate that person and their request.  Reasonable Accommodation requests, are done around the world every single day.  Some Reasonable Accommodation requests impact one person here and there while other Reasonable Accommodations impact a larger population worldwide. Reasonable Accommodations can be asked for in a housing situation if a p...

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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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