Disability Resources

Disability resources are absolutely imperative for most of us with disabilities. And I should know; I am  deaf and have TBI, C-PTSD . My daughter has Down syndrome, a disability that is different from mine, my son is on the Autism spectrum, and I’ve been on a quest to understand both 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.

 

Disability Resources Blog Posts That I've Written

Hearing Fatigue is Real & This is What You Can Do About It

Why I Switched From My ABLE-Now Account

This is a post about ABLE accounts and switching from an ABLE-now account to a different ABLE account I set up ABLE-now accounts for myself and for Moxie (those were links to posts that I wrote about setting up the accounts). What is An ABLE Account? "ABLE" is an acronym meaning "Achieving a Better Life

Mac iOS 13 Accessibility Updates

This is about the new Mac iOS13 Accessibility updates, and the disability related Memoji options Mac recently updated iOS 13. With the update, their Voice Over was expanded on. Here's a good short on some of the possibilities with the new Voice Over: iOS 13 Voice Over Update Here's a tutorial on how to use

Video Series on Sex Education for People with Intellectual Disabilities

This is about the vibrant, engaging, powerful new video series that is a guide to practical sex education for people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities. I have a daughter with Down syndrome. Having been raised with disabilities myself and been part of the extremely high percentage of deaf children and youth who are sexually

How to Use Apple Clips for Live Captions

This is a tutorial on how to add live captions to the free app,  Apple clips. I'm going to cover how to add set it to live transcribe what you are saying, and how you can edit the "craptions," or what was recorded in error. This is the thing: I can rarely understand videos that

The Kindness Calendar and Kindness Bucket Lists (Free Printables)

This is about the Kindness Calendar, which can be used at any time of course, but it was made with Down Syndrome Awareness Month in mind. It has been updated to include a new (free) printable with graphics and a pdf list (which might for easier reading for some people), Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Down

How to Get Amazon Prime with EBT or Medicaid

Affiliate links are in this post! That means that if you buy something using a link in my post, I’ll get a percentage of the profit from Amazon (thanks Jeff!), but you pay no more. It’s a great way to support the work I do, so thanks! Amazon Prime Membership with an EBT or Medicaid

The Best Books on Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Here are some of the best books on understanding traumatic brain injury, traumatic brain injury symptoms, traumatic brain injury recovery, and just overall traumatic brain injury awareness. They are written from my perspective as being a person who lives with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Most of these books are linked to Amazon, which means if

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

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

Affiliate links are in this post! That means that if you buy something using a link in my post, I'll get a percentage of the profit from Amazon (thanks Jeff!), but you pay no more. It's a great way to support the work I do, so thanks! Amazon Prime Day is coming up, a day

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

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ABLEnow. The fact that they are sponsored this is icing, because I was writing this post anyway. I've set up an account with them because I wanted to; all opinions in this post are my own. Legend has it that some parents from the

Down Syndrome Book Resources: 20 Indispensable Books for Parents & Community

This is a post about Down syndrome books - that is, books related to Down syndrome that serve as Down Syndrome book resources: for parents and the community. This is a list of books that are fantastic, either ones that I have read or have been recommended by other parents in the Down syndrome community. If you

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