Have you ever wondered where to turn for answers that will help you become a more effective caretaker for your disabled friend or loved one? Maybe you lacked the confidence to ask the right questions in a particular situation, or performed yet another search on the Internet only to be overwhelmed with a lot of poor quality information.
DisabilityHelper.net is here to help support your needs as a caretaker of a disabled person -- to provide you with the true answers and guidance that you need and deserve, so you can be an effective caretaker. There are advances every day in assistive technology that allows those with disabilities to participate more fully in school and work activities -- from mobility aids such as wheelchairs or scooters to high-tech computers that can help communication.
Healthy living is always an important topic as well, as it provides a base for all other conversations. It's an unfortunate fact that those with disabilities are at a higher risk for injuries, so safety is always a priority for caregivers. We'll share tips and ideas for staying safe and healthy, both for you and for anyone you are caring for.
Providing transitional care as individuals are moving from a more structured school and home environment into the workforce can be a challenge. We'll share tools and recommendations that can help transitions of all types be more successful and straightforward.
Finally, DisabilityHelper.net will offer you the support that you need as you care for others. Meeting the needs of an individual with a disability can cause a great deal of stress both to individuals and to your family, and we'll help you find ways to cope while offering a supportive network of allies along your path.
Being the caregiver of a person with disabilities can prove challenging on a number of levels, but providing transportation for someone with severe physical disability can be incredibly difficult. Fortunately, there are any number of vehicle modifications available that will help disabled individuals either augment their personal weaknesses to drive themselves or assistive technology such Read more about Types of Vehicle Modifications Available for Disabled Individuals[…]
Fifty years ago, a disability was a serious impediment to finding viable employment, but that is no longer the case. In 1973, a federal law that was designed to protect those who are disabled from discrimination in the workplace received a boost — requiring organizations that receive federal funding to be more proactive about hiring Read more about Job Options Available for Disabled Americans[…]
Whether you are a formal caregiver for a disabled friend or family member, or simply someone who provides informal care on a regular basis you’re likely to find yourself in a situation where you’ll need to educate adults on how to interact with individuals with disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act proscribes specific ideas for Read more about Introducing a Disabled Family Member to Friends[…]
As a caregiver, you’re likely to be placed in a variety of awkward conversations that you wish you could avoid, but few are as painful as the honest and open stares and statements of a child. While many parents will quickly hush their young ones, this is a prime opportunity to help children understand disability Read more about Helping Children Understand Disability[…]
Our team is here to help find answers to your tough questions about disability. Whether you are disabled yourself, or you're helping someone who is living with a disability, DisabilityHelper.net was created to provide you with the support and understanding needed to approach the challenges that disability brings in a positive light.Contact us today through this quick form, and thank you for visiting DisabilityHelper.net.