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Here are the top ten articles for the Disabilities Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Preventing Suicide In People with Disabilities
Learn about ways to prevent suicide while leading a life with a disability.
2. Choosing a Walking Cane
Choosing a walking stick or cane is more complex than one might think. The correct cane is one that is appropriate in height and provides stability to the user to improve balance, support and shifting weight off of a leg that is injured or weak.
3. People First Language
People first language speaks to the personhood of an individual with a disability first and foremost. We're people first and our disability is one of many qualities that partially define us as human beings, like eye and hair color, height, weight and other qualities.
4. Preparing Yourself for Amputation
A traumatic accident, cancer or other serious illness like wound infection can initiate limb amputation. Undergoing amputation is quite a strain. What can you expect?
5. Adjusting to Limb Loss
News of the necessity to lose a limb can be a profound experience. Everyone reacts to limb loss in very different ways. There are several ways to improve the internal healing process.
6. Anticonvulsant Facts and Uses
Anticonvulsants are a group of medications used essentially to treat epileptic seizures. They have also been found to have other important uses in medicine.
7. Maryland's EID Program
The Employed Individuals with Disabilities program is a Maryland Medicaid program designed to help the working disabled afford health insurance. The program covers many costs that private insurance will not pay for the disabled and actually saves money for those insured under Medicare.
8. Working with Manual Dexterity Challenges
Many people have manual dexterity issues when they are dealing with cerebral palsy, arthritis, Parkinson's and other disabilities. You can continue to work or seek other employment. Retraining and education is also possible.
9. Budgeting on Limited Income
Deciding how to budget when you have a disability is a personal matter, but it's important that you do as much as possible to understand all financial options. It takes patience and creativity, but you CAN do it!
10. Disability & Intimacy Are Natural
People with disabiliites are sexual beings, too. We want the same things out of life as anyone else even if we do those things in a different way. Support us in exploring and developing as whole vibrant people without embarrassment or shame in safe ways.
Be sure to visit the Disabilities Archives for all the articles!
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