Top Ten disabilities Articles

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. An Interview With Amelia Dickerson
Enjoy this interview with Amelia Dickerson, a blind student at University of Colorado, Boulder. It reveals an articulate and vivacious young woman with a desire to share her experiences and encourage others.

2. What Is A Microboard?
What is a microboard? Chances are, if you have a significant disability and want to be a part of your community with all of the basic supports for living a self-determined life, a microboard will help you! Microboards help direct community services for an individual and may help with small business.

3. Preventing Suicide In People with Disabilities
Learn about ways to prevent suicide while leading a life with a disability.

4. 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.

5. Accepting Your Disability
People with disabilities experience disability in many ways, from birth to injury to illness. No matter the age of disability onset, it's really important to come to a place of acceptance of self

6. 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.

7. The Painful Path of RSD/CRPS
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy, AKA complex regional pain syndrome is exactly that -- very painful. Let's look at the signs and symptoms, how it affects the person, causes and available treatments.

8. Prosthetic Fairings
Fairings are chosen by you to fit your unique personality

9. 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.

10. Deaf Survivors of the Holocaust
It is estimated that at least 17,000 deaf Germans were sterilized or killed during the Holocaust. However, there were survivors and due to the extensive research and work done by historians, we have some of those stories of inspiration.

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