Disability Resources

Disability resources are absolutely imperative for most of us with disabilities. And I should know; I am  deaf and have TBI, PTSD and live with bi-polar disorder (manic depression). My daughter has Down syndrome, a disability that is different from mine, and I’ve been on a quest to understand it better.

I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of trying to understand it, either. I find disability to be fascinating as a concept, much like others are fascinated with culture. The history of people with disabilities, how disability presents itself, what difference means. I enjoy questioning mainstream ideas of disability and I thoroughly disagree with the medical model of disability – that is, that disability is something to cure, that people with disabilities are broken bits of flesh that need fixing.

This blog and the disability resources I point to follow the social model of disability.

I welcome conversations about things I write about – and you never need to agree with me. But keep it positive.

Disability Resources:

The Disability Rights Movement
The History of the Disability Rights Movement
Hit it!
Disability Benefits
Everything You Need to Understand & Access Your Benefits
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Disability Blogs
Blogs by People with Disabilities
Disability Organizations
Organizations You Really Should Know About
Read 'Em!
Disability Books
A Long Collection

Disability Resources Blog Posts That I've Written

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Supporting Businesses with a Positive Connection to Disability

The 2016 Ultimate Gift Guide for Disability – your personal guide to supporting businesses with a positive connection to disability – is here!

How to Tell if Your Child With Down Syndrome Needs Therapy

This post is about how to tell if your child with Down syndrome needs therapy. It is written from my perspective as a mother of a child with Down syndrome. That I am deaf and come from a disability-advocate standpoint, I am sure also affect the perspective from which I write. How to Tell if

The Very Best Down Syndrome Book Resources

This post is about best Down syndrome book resources - from memoirs to resource books. It's intended for parents and professionals working with people with Down syndrome. The ones that I most highly recommend I have put an * before. Remember: your local library should offer most of these books, and if they don't, you can

Give Your Money to These People: 32+ Disability Organizations Doing Fantastic Work

There are  a lot of disability related organizations out there that do strong work. This list is by no means comprehensive, but it's a good starting point, if you want to find non-profits to financially support. Here are some more organizations that I think are fantastic, and that are 501 (c) 3's: Disability Related Organizations:

Fixed Income, SSI/SSDI? Here’s How to Save and Make Money Through Ibotta

This post has affiliate links. That means that if you sign up using my code, I'll make a percentage. I want you to know though that there is no way I'd be writing this post unless I myself used this and I honestly thought it had benefit to others. This isn't some scamming post. Read

Best Prime Day Deals with Disability in Mind

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FREE Stuff for Kids with Disabilities (and/or Kids with Special Needs)

From foundations and grants to books, bikes and benefits – a big list of places that can help out with free stuff for kids with disabilities

FREE Stuff for Adults with Disabilities (and/or Adults with Special Needs)

free stuff – resources, equipment, discounts, leads, scholarships and more, for adults with disabilities and/or special needs

ABLEnow: A Game Changer for People with Disabilities

ABLEnow is sponsoring this post, but it’s not sponsoring my love for this program or its ease of use. All ideas and opinions are mine alone. All of us in the disability community know how messed up the system is for us. We’ve been stuck in poverty for decades, due to the conditions that surround

ABLEnow: Disability & Savings

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Down syndrome Book Resources: 20 Indispensable Books for Parents in the Ds Community

Down syndrome Book Resources: 20 Indispensable Books for Parents in the Ds Community: a list of books that are fantastic. Missing any? Add your suggestions in the comments! Disclosure: There are some affiliate links below, but these are all highly recommended books, all of which have been personally verified and/or personally read.  Down syndrome Book Resources:

How to Help People with Disabilities in Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has wrecked devastation throughout the Texas area. It has been downgraded from "hurricane" to a "tropical storm" but has stalled over Houston, bringing over 23 inches of rain. There are people with disabilities stranded in their homes, unable to reach the roofs. Portlight, an organization that works with people with disabilities in disaster

Resources for New Parents of a Child with Down syndrome

Resources for  New Parents of a Child with Down syndrome Resources for  new parents of a child with Down syndrome are crucial, as I discovered seven years ago while I was expecting my daughter, Moxie. Having had an amnio, I knew she was coming with Down syndrome. I suppose my background in disability should have made it easier,

Disability Blogs

an incomplete list of blogs by people with disabilities

4 Reasons to Add Captions to Your Videos & How to Do It on YouTube!

It’s not just for us deaf (but we are important enough for that to be the only reason, right?!)

Down Syndrome Groups on Facebook

Every group you could ever want. And then some!

Disability Resources

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