Disability and Special Needs Resources, Information and Useful Links
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I recently learned that ADHD has a much bigger impact on our society than I ever realized. I’m not surprised that over 6 % of children are currently being treated for the cognitive disorder, because many of my friends have children with ADHD. But I had no idea that there are about 5 % of adults living with this condition as well! While ADHD often presents challenges to those living with the disorder in many facets of life, there are more resources than ever that present valuable insight and information on the condition. That’s why my team and I decided to put together a list that covers a range of topics on which people often have questions.
As the parent of a child living with ADHD, I’m well aware of the challenges parents and children face when dealing with this type of health issue. And while I am grateful for the resources I have found, I know many people don’t have the time or ability to get the vital information they need to help parent a child with ADHD. As a blogger and a mother, I am doing my part to share as much information as possible.
- Remain calm.
- Ease the person to the floor and turn them gently to one side.
- Stay with the person until the seizure is over.
- Keep others away from the person. Give them some room
- Make sure the person is breathing - taking breaths in and out
- Time the seizure. How long did it last?
- Describe the seizure. Is the person shaking, staring blankly, and/or taking breaths?
- Move furniture, breakable, and/or sharp objects away from the person.
- Never restrain or “hold” a person down during a seizure.
- Do not put anything in their mouth
- Do not have them “bite” down on an object
- Do not try to give water, food or medications during a seizure
- Know when to call 911
- Call 911 if:
- The person has never had a seizure before.
- Has difficulty breathing or fully awakening after a seizure.
- The person has another seizure soon after the first one.
- The person gets hurt during the seizure.
- The seizure happens in water.
- The person is pregnant, or has a health condition like diabetes or heart disease.
- The seizure last longer than five (5) minutes or as ordered by the doctor.
America is one beautiful melting pot, yet it seems that certain groups are almost always overlooked. The Deaf and Hard of Hearing community is particularly marginalized, and in fact, the U.S. Census Bureau hasn’t conducted an official count of the population since 1930. Yes, you read that correctly. And no, it’s not OK. As I make personal efforts to broaden Deaf and Hard of Hearing outreach in my own neck of the woods, I thought I’d try reaching out to your audience, too.
The following guide aims to help make the federal grants available to seniors, veterans, and people with cognitive and physical disabilities much easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.
While the world continues to do a better job of acknowledging the needs of those who are disabled, accessibility continues to be an obstacle. Just because someone is physically challenged doesn’t mean they should have fewer resources. In fact, they should have more! In my own research, I have found a wealth of information that I think needs to be shared with others. Let’s help eliminate the needle-in-the-haystack situation and put this information out front and center.
Tips for Returning to School nformation Provided by Special Needs Stop
- Discuss the daily routine with everyone involved
- Take a tour of the school/program
- Meet the teacher prior to the first day
- Visit the classroom and show your child where he/she will be seated
- Discuss transportation routine with your child
- Plan a road trip to the school and explain how and when the child will arrive at school and home
- Provide key information about likes and dislike to the teacher
- Plan a follow up visit within a week to ensure appropriate changes have been met
- Most importantly ask questions and hold those responsible for the development and well being of your child accountable for a successful school year.