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Reasons to Homeschool a Child With a Disability

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Reasons to Homeschool a Child With a Disability

  Homeschooling is a good option when considering the educational needs of a disabled child. While homeschooling might not provide certain higher-level therapies that a private or public school can offer, there are many advantages of home educating a child with special needs. Safety One of the primary reasons for homeschooling a disabled child is…

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Disabled Access Rights

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Disabled Access Rights

Anyone with a disability should, in theory, have the right to access the same everyday services as able-bodied people.  Access doesn’t just mean the ability to gain physical entry to a building, but it also includes making services easy to use for everyone.  But how effective are disability access laws, and how can things be…

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Feelings, Thoughts, and What to Do When You See Someone in a Wheelchair

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Feelings, Thoughts, and What to Do When You See Someone in a Wheelchair

Interacting with a wheelchair-bound person requires care and empathy. The fact is, certain adjustments have to be made in order to avoid accidents, etc. Here are a few tips on how you should talk to someone in a wheelchair. The best way to make a disabled person feel at ease is ignoring the wheelchair. Talk…

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Getting Back to Work

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Getting Back to Work

Being disabled takes a lot of getting used to, especially if you’re like me.  My mobility has been slowly worsening due to my illness. A year ago I was able to walk with the aid of a walking stick, now I am in a wheelchair and it’s been driving me nuts.  All the little things…

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Changing Attitudes to Disability

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Changing Attitudes to Disability

IMAGE: Public Domain Image. Attitudes to disability have come a long way, but may still have some way to go.There has been definite progress in terms of support for the disabled, but people still complain about disabled benefits and there are many who still today fail to understand why particular disabled people might need things…

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How to Cope With Disability

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How to Cope With Disability

The Beatles’ classic ‘Yesterday’ says it in the opening lines: yesterday was trouble-free; today troubles are here and do not appear to want to leave. If you were perfect yesterday but suddenly became disabled, it will be extremely difficult for you to adapt and cope with the disability. It will be normal for you to…

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How To Safe Proof An Elderly Or Disabled Family Members Home

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Home can be a dangerous place for the elderly and disabled, who have limited mobility. Safe proofing a family member’s home can be achieved with few simple steps, which will help reduce the risk of accidents. In addition, getting a medical alert system that will provide 24 hour monitoring can save lives when accidents do…

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