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  • College Scholarships for Disabled Students Created: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    College scholarships for disabled students can help bridge the financial gap between student loans and grants. List of available college scholarships for disabled students.
  • Best Colleges and Universities for Disabled Students Created: Thursday, July 07, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
    A list of the best colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer exceptional programs for disabled students. List is arranged alphabetically by state.
  • Stephen W. Hawking - ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    Stephen Hawking, world renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist, was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), and was told he wouldn't live much longer after his 21st birthday. In 2009, Mr. Hawking received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.
  • Group Homes for the Disabled Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    Group homes are an alternative to nursing homes or institutions for the disabled. Tips and advice for selecting a group home for a disabled loved one.
  • Student Loan Discharge for the Disabled Created: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
    If you have student loan debt that you are unable to pay because you have been disabled, consider applying for a student loan discharge from the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Disabled Models Created: Sunday, May 13, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    Disabled models can make a living modeling, whether they are working the catwalk or posing for print ads or fashion spreads. There are many photographers and agencies looking for models who have b...
  • Tips on Accessible Travel Abroad Created: Friday, September 02, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Tips on accessible traveling abroad from disability travel expert Matt Getze, author of the website, "WheelAdventure.com."
  • Cerebral Palsy Organization Created: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    The Cerebral Palsy organization provides individuals, parents and caregivers with information on the condition, legal information, financial planning resources and community support.
  • Therapeutic Gardens Created: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Therapeutic gardens are often used in the treatment of individuals with chronic illness and disabilities. They can help reduce stress, increase concentration and stamina, as well as offering many ...
  • Veterans Disability Compensation Created: Thursday, December 08, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    An explanation of who is eligible for veterans disability compensation and how to apply for these benefits.
  • Daycare Facilities for Disabled Children Created: Sunday, November 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Choosing a daycare facility for a disabled child can be a lengthy process. Parents need to research the background of the facility, observe the educational instruction offered and learn about the ...
  • Service Animals Created: Wednesday, July 06, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    The legal definition of what constitutes a service animal, the duties they perform and their abilities. A discussion of discriminatory practices and where to file complaints if discrimination occur...
  • Depression and Disability Created: Saturday, September 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    A discussion of the problems newly disabled and those who have been disabled since birth, face in their daily lives. A list of the warning signs of clinical depression and what to do if depression ...
  • Youth Nursing Homes Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Information on the movement to remove children and young adults from eldercare facilities and nursing homes designed for end-of-life care. Options available for caring for disabled children at home...
  • Stair Lifts Created: Sunday, December 25, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Stair lifts can make a home accessible again for individuals who cannot walk up and down stairs. They may be purchased new, reconditioned or used, so they can fit any budget."
  • Transitioning to Adulthood - Independent Living Created: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Transitioning to adulthood for disabled young adults includes independent living arrangements. Independent living includes choosing an accessible residence, dependable transportation and in some ca...
  • Disability Parking Permits Created: Saturday, November 19, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Disability or handicapped parking permits are issued to individuals who have a temporary or permanent disability. Permit applications must be signed by a physician and permits are then issued by to...
  • Supplemental Security Income Tips for Children Created: Saturday, November 26, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Children who have a medically determinable physical or mental impairment may be eligible for Supplemental Security Income if they meet certain criteria set by the Social Security Administration. T...
  • Mobility Scooters Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Information on the types of mobility scooters available, who would benefit from using them and considerations before purchasing one." itemprop="description"> Sunday, October 16, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Caring for a disabled parent can occur at any age, from a young child assisting a disabled parent to an adult child caring for an aging, disabled parent. Caregivers can find the resources that they...
  • What types of animals can be service animals? Created: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
    The different types of animals that can be trained as service animals.
  • Medicare Requirements for Scooters and Powerchairs Created: Thursday, January 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
    The requirements that must be met by physicians and disabled individuals prior to Medicare approving an application for a mobility scooter or powerchair." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
  • Taxes and Social Security Disability Created: Sunday, May 06, 2012 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
    Paul Gada, tax attorney and personal financial planning director for Allsup, explains what is taxable, and how to reduce taxes on disability income." itemprop="description"" --> itemprop="descripti...
  • Applying for Social Security Disability Created: Saturday, August 27, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014
    The steps to be taken when applying for Social Security Disability, required documentation and the Social Security Administration's 5-step process." itemprop="description"< --> itemprop="descriptio...
  • Disability Employment Created: Saturday, October 01, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014
    Disabled individuals who are receiving Social Security Disability Income have to follow certain guidelines regarding income. The income guidelines vary by state, and whether the disabled individual...
  • Top 10 Disabled-Friendly Workplaces Created: Friday, May 27, 2011 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
    A list of the top ten workplaces that are disabled-friendly around the globe. Information on benefits available to disabled employees. Includes information on programs to educate all employees abou...
  • Wheelchair Rentals Created: Saturday, October 29, 2011 Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014
    Wheelchair rentals are available at many tourist destinations and resorts. Wheelchairs can be rented for a long term or short term, depending upon the users needs. Learn about rental options and co...
  • What is Cri du Chat Syndrome? Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014
    Cri du Chat Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that causes permanent disability in children. It is characterized by a cat-like cry in newborns, hence one of the known names of this disorder.
  • Holiday Resources for Disability Advocates Created: Friday, November 30, 2012 Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014
    A list of resources for advocates, family and caregivers of holiday programs and offerings for disabled people.
  • Disability, Depression and the Holidays Created: Saturday, November 24, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    The holidays can cause stress and depression in the disabled. They can reduce stress by following some simple advice that can be used during the holidays and throughout the year."
  • 10 Questions to Ask when Choosing a Rehabilitation Facility Created: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    10 questions to ask a patient coordinator or caseworker at a rehabilitation facility or rehabilitation hospital. The questions should help you select the very best facility for yourself, or a loved...
  • 7 Caregiver Interview Questions Created: Monday, August 20, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    Before you hire a caregiver to work in your home, certain interview questions will help you select the right person for the job of caring for a loved one." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...

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