Hope for Disabilities

Fulfilling unmet needs in the disability community

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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Wheelchair Parking Etiquette

Posted by Ask Emily on May 5, 2018 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This blog post, is probably seriously long overdue, but better late than never.  We see posts almost on a daily basis where people are violating handicapped parking privillages.  We decided to shed some light on this to help educate the public of the challenges when it comes to wheelchair parking spaces.  Every so often, we come across a post where a car has decided to squeeze in between two cars parked in designated wheelchair parking spaces either oblivious to the white lines...

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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 »

When Your Childs School Cares More About Their Education Than Their Health

Posted by Ask Emily on April 26, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)
Has your child's health been declining over the years? Have they missed more and more school due to their declining health? Does the school seem to be more concerned with their number of absences than the work that they have done at home independently and you have turned it all back in and found that they are still figuring out how to do the material with the help of a parent or a tutor? More and more families are being harassed and discriminated against in the public school system because all t... Read Full Post »