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. 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. 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.

5. 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?

6. 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

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. 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?

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

10. 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.

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