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1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Miniature Horses as Service Animals
This small animal is being put to work as an aid for the disabled.
5. Preventing Suicide In People with Disabilities
Learn about ways to prevent suicide while leading a life with a disability.
6. 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?
7. 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.
8. Choosing Good Crutch Tips
If you have used crutches for any length of time, you recognize just how important it is to choose quality, durable crutch tips that will last you the longest. Here's how.
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. Understanding Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Narcolepsy and cataplexy are thought to be autoimmune diseases. They can be disabling and are incurable.
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