By Charlotte Gerber, About.com Guide
While not all disabled individuals can work, others have disabilities that allow them to work part or full-time jobs. Many issues affect the disabled worker, from getting accessible work areas and equipment, to finding support and acceptance in the workplace.
- 5 Reasons to Hire the Disabled
- Disability Employment - For Social Security Disability Income Recipients
- Disabled Agriculture Workers
- Disabled Models
- Employment Options for the Disabled
- Models with Disabilities
- PASS Plan for Social Security Recipients
- Top 10 Disabled-Friendly Workplaces
Becoming disabled may bring big changes when it comes to handling finances. Changes can include health insurance coverage, employment income, Social Security Disability Income, prescription costs and the purchase of assistive devices. Some disabled individuals may require assistance from friends, family members or trusts to handle their finances.
- Applying for Social Security Disability
- Social Security Disability Application
- Social Security Administrative Law Hearings
- Taxes and Social Security Disability
- Handling Finances for the Disabled
- Social Security Disability Denials
- Choosing a Social Security Disability Representative
- Supplemental Security Income Tips for Children
- Disability Insurance
- Student Loan Discharge for the Disabled
Resources for disabled veterans, their families and caregivers. Locate support and programs in your area and online.
- Canine Companions for Independence
- Helping Hands for Wounded Veterans
- Luke's Wings
- Organizations for Disabled Women Veterans
Newly disabled individuals need support from a variety of sources. Finding the support you need can help you get through the tough times.
- Arc of the United States
- Arthritis Foundation
- Blind and Vision Impairment Resources
- Caregiver Resource List
- Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
- Deaf and Hearing Impairment Resources
- Disabled Christian Resource List
- GimpGirl Community
- Lupus Foundation of America
- Natural Disaster Resources
- Organizations for Disabled Muslims
- Sibling Support Project
- Support Groups for the Disabled
Mobility and Fashion
There are many ways to get mobile after you have become disabled, whether it is a temporary condition or permanent. In addition, there are many fashionable alternatives for your wardrobe, as well as the mobility devices you choose to use.
- Fashionable Adaptive Clothing
- Guide Horse Foundation
- Helping Hands
- Mobility Scooters
- Powerchair Selection Tips
- Review: Zoom 20 Walker
- Sandpad All Terrain Stabilizer
- Service Animals
- Stair Lifts
- The Walker Stalker: An Interview with Sue Chen
- What Type of Wheelchair or Scooter Lift is Right for Me?
- Wheelchair Rentals
The lifestyle of a disabled person includes their housing, social networking, relationships and life's milestones. With the appropriate accommodations, a disabled person can enjoy many of the same things that their able-bodied counterparts can.
- Accessible Honeymoon Tips
- Accessible Wedding Receptions
- Accessible Wedding Tips
- Dating with a Disability
- Disaster Plans for the Disabled
- Keys to Happiness
- Reinventing Yourself After a Disability
- Sexuality and Disability
Adaptive sports are a great way to get fit or to simply enjoy a leisure activity. Many colleges are adding adaptive sports to their athletic departments to attract a diverse student population.
- Adaptive Sports Organizations
- College Adaptive Sports Programs
- Accessible Hunting and Fishing
- Adaptive Sports Equipment
- Accessible Camping Accommodations Advice
Conditions that can make a person disabled temporarily or permanently.
Tips on preparing for a disaster for yourself, pets and service animals.
Information on depression, stress and how it relates to disability.
- Depression and Disability
- Depression Counseling
- Online Depression Counseling for the Disabled
- Disability, Depression and the Holidays
- Tips for Beating Holiday Stress
- How Can Pets Help Us Reduce Stress
- What is PTSD
- Music as Therapy - An Interview with Kasey Stewart
Hobbies are a great way to spend time with friends, family or by yourself. Learn about hobbies that can be adapted or are accessible to the disabled of all ages and ability levels.
- List of Hobbies for the Disabled
- Gardening for the Disabled
- Gardening for Disabled Trust - United Kingdom
- Thrive Organization - Gardening in the United Kingdom
- Therapeutic Gardens
- Hippotherapy for Individuals with Disabilities