96 percent of all illnesses are invisible. This includes hidden disabilities. So before you call your co-worker lazy for clocking out early, consider the fact that they may be suffering from a hidden disability such as debilitating pain, a sleep disorder, or hearing and vision impairment.
Time to worry? Recent studies of mental health on college campuses has indicated that there is a growing segment of college students who show signs of mental illness. Oftentimes, there are many resources that troubled students have access to, but they often don’t due to the feeling that they are “weak” or “crazy.”
Even the most well-purposed people may fear accidental insensitivity when interacting or communicating with people with disabilities. For those who doubt themselves, these disability etiquette tips will help you gain confidence and create quality human connections with all people.
In addition to big talks about religion, race, and sex, teaching kids about disabilities is a critically important topic for parents to cover.
If you or someone you love has any difficulty with speech, language, or swallowing, speech language therapy can help you find your voice.
Science is increasingly shedding light on the life-altering, even life-threatening effects that head trauma and brain injuries can have.
Of course there is no way to completely prepare for the complex, often daunting role of caring for a loved one, but there is support and help for caregivers available.
What about occupational therapy programs? What do occupational therapists do, and what services do they provide?
There are laws entitle all children with disabilities to a high quality, free and appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. Find out more here.
If you are a United States Armed Forces veteran injured during service and suffer from a resulting disease or disability you may be eligible to receive veterans disability compensation through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Find out what you need to know here.