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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. Preventing Suicide In People with Disabilities
Learn about ways to prevent suicide while leading a life with a disability.
3. 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.
4. The Importance of ADLs
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are basic life skills that we learn to take care of ourselves every day. Most of us take them for granted and don’t understand the importance of our ability to do them.
5. 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.
6. Miniature Horses as Service Animals
This small animal is being put to work as an aid for the disabled.
7. 5 Disability New Year's Resolutions
As an individual with a disability, or even the parent of a special needs child, it is still important to make and keep resolutions. Why not make stronger awareness of your Self and create means of awareness of disability for others your resolution for 2010?
8. Holiday Gift Ideas with a Disability Twist
Buying a gift for someone with a disability really isn’t as hard as it may seem. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you complete your shopping gift list.
9. Developmental Disability-Friendly Gifts
What do you get for the person with a developmental disability who seems to have everything or you thought was hard to buy for? Here are some tips to save the day!
10. 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
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