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Socialization and Disabilities Have to Go Together

Life needs socialization, and I don’t mean just parties but actually talking to others. We as human beings, learn how to socialize as we are growing up. With people with disabilities especially when they are born with a disability, they usually don’t learn how to...

Getting Accepted at School With a Disability is Hard

When a child with a disability enters a new class, getting accepted at school is difficult. It might be because the other classmates might not be around other children with disabilities. So how does the teacher foster acceptance by the whole class? This post is going...

How to Handle Issues Between a PCA and Family Members

Have you ever been in a situation where your PCA and family members are trying to help you, and you feel the tension between them? You know that both of them want to have your best interest in mind. What do you do? Feeling Awkward Over the years, I have been in the...

Letting Go The Negativity – How to Restore Your Life

Everybody has bad days and it just happens when you least expect it. It might be when you were in a hurry to get to work and you had an accident, which made you super late. You might have had a personal assistant who just quit on you when you didn’t expect it. I could...

Participation and Inclusion for Disabilities in Society

Participation and inclusion really affect a student's life with a disability. I have a story about my high school years. On my first day of high school, I was exceedingly nervous. There was a sense of fear that I would never be accepted. In elementary school, I became...

USEFUL LINKS

General Information About CP

United Cerebral Palsy has a site that is filled with useful information about CP. They explain the different types of Cerebral Palsy. They can help you to find assistance if you need it. I say this site is the main place to learn what CP is all about. 

Cerebral Palsy is a neurological disorder marking muscle coordination. In most cases, cerebral palsy is caused by brain damage that develops while the baby is still in utero or during or shortly after birth. Comprehensive information about cerebral palsy and most common types can be found at Cerebral Palsy Guidance.

Cerebral Palsy Group is a robust site that provides “high quality, medically-reviewed data” on everything related to CP, as well as financial and legal help, treatment and therapy resources. There is a number to speak with a case worker as well.

 

For Treatment & Therapy

Easter Seals is a place to receive therapy. They are nationwide, and they handle many types of disabilities, but Cerebral Palsy is the most common disability they treat.

DuPage Easter Seals is in Chicago, Illinois. They treat kids with CP and other disabilities. I went there for many years. 

Inspiration & Advice from Community Members and Parents of People with Disability

Tamera Weeks has an adult daughter with CP. They have a YouTube channel showing the day to day struggles with CP.

Charisse has CP and also has a YouTube Channel. She shows people what a person with CP can do. Her videos are really fun to watch.

Wonder Moms is a site created by 3 moms. They all have special needs children. Their site is filled with useful posts for parents.

Barton and Megan Cutter are a married couple. Barton has CP and they have a consulting business. They do talks around the country. One thing that I really like about them is their love for each other.

Accommodations & Assisted Living

About Assisted Living is a wonderful site to learn how to take care of a child with a disability as well as elders.

Illinois Independent Living Center aka Katharine Manor is a building that was designed for people with disabilities to live on their own. I am currently on the board.

Nationwide Lifts is a company that modifies houses for people with disabilities. They have stairs lifts, elevators and many other things to help people with disability.

 

Finding Aides

If you are in Illinois and want to hire your own PCA, this Health Care Worker Database from Illinois Department of Public Health is simply a must. It allows you to find out if the PCA is in good standing with the state. You can also report criminal actions against a PCA.

Caring is a website that helps seniors find aides. This page is for Illinois, but they are in other states as well.

 

Legal Information

If you believe you suffered an injury from medical error during birth, have a look at the Birth Injury Justice Center site.

This law firm specializes in disability claim denials.

Cerebral Palsy Group is a robust site that provides “high quality, medically-reviewed data” on everything related to CP, as well as financial and legal help, treatment and therapy resources. There is a number to speak with a case worker as well.

 

 

Disability & Employment

Dreamscape Foundation is an organization that helps people with disabilities to find jobs. They also help people with rare disabilities have a better life.

Monster.com offers tips on how to get a job if you are a person with disability. 

Disabled World offers information on equal employment opportunity and disability, as well as links to resources from other worldwide employment organizations and agencies, including websites for persons with disability looking for work, disability job vacancies, and jobs working from home. 

EXTERNAL POSTS BY CHRIS

Chris Lenart, Founder of Disability Awareness, speaks to students, youth groups, conference audiences, faith-based institutions and the workplace to promote disability awareness.

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