The number of disabled Americans may surprise you! Read more about how many people are disabled and the challenges facing them.
A teacher of the visually impaired shares insights on the dumb things people sometimes do when they are around a blind person.
Does your child with autism cry inconsolably and you don't know how to help them? This article reviews commonly overlooked reasons for constant crying and offers suggestions to solve the problem.
Here are some things to keep in mind when communicating with an person who has autism spectrum disorder.
AMD or age-related macular degeneration is one of the major eye problems associated with aging. This article discusses AMD including definition, causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatments.
Here are some of the main issues that irritate and challenge people with mobility issues who use wheelchairs.
There is a lie that keeps being pushed around. The lie is that autistics hate Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). There are quite a few that hate ABA, but the reasons don't line up under consistent examination. I am autistic, and I love ABA. Here is why.
In spite of more exposure to deaf people in the media, certain myths prevail about this unique and diverse community.
A closer look at whether disability simulations really help non-disabled people by increasing understanding and empathy. Do these simulations decrease the stigma and myth surrounding disability?
Not sure how to handle jury duty with your hearing loss? You should know that the law protects your equal rights to serve on a jury.
Glaucoma causes gradual vision loss if it's not treated. Specially-formulated curcumin might one day be helpful in dealing with the disorder. In at least some cases, glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease
Should deaf children learn sign language? An examination of conflicting opinions on this controversial subject.
Various assistive technology and devices are available to the deaf and hearing impaired. This article lists a few of the auditory and non-auditory devices available to improve communication in the lives of the deaf and the hard of hearing.
Why so called “inspirational” videos about people hearing for the first time with cochlear implants (CIs) or assistive listening devices do not tell the true story of deaf people’s experiences. They can be misleading and do not accurately reflect what cochlear implants or hearing aids actually do.
Sixteen simple and effective tips to support teens and adults who are hypersensitive to what they see, hear and smell.
Sensorineural hearing loss can be congenital or can come on suddenly without warning. Learn the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
Here are 10 things you can do to help spread autism awareness and support for individuals with autism, in recognition of World Autism Awareness Day.
Asperger’s Syndrome is a form of Autism that is defined by the person’s lack of social skills as well as communication difficulties.
Assistance dogs provide many benefits for people with special needs—and it's no different for children with autism. Trained dogs can provide companionship, inspire confidence in the child, and watch over them. This article gives a brief overview of the programs available in Ireland.
Sensory integration disorder (SID) is common but often misunderstood and unrecognized in autism, Asperger's, and PDD-NOS. Learn the facts about SID and autism.
Hearing loss simulations are very useful for educating parents, teachers, and friends about what a hearing loss "sounds" like. This article also explains the different levels of hearing loss.
A common cause of hearing loss is damage to the hair cells in the cochlea of the inner ear. Researchers hope to use stem cell therapy to produce new hair cells.
Some people with profound hearing loss identify themselves as a part of a deaf community with a unique language and culture.
A helpful guide with illustrations to assist parents and caregivers in determining if a child may be autistic. Here are ten early detection signs of autism to look for.
Children with cerebral palsy may need adaptive equipment to get through their day-to-day activities, both at school and at home. Written by a mom of a child with cerebral palsy.
Many people are fascinated by sign language but don't understand much about it. Common myths and misconceptions are addressed.
Drama therapy has a uniquely human approach to autism. It embraces the condition and helps open up the autistic young person to the world of social play, interaction and the imagination.
We have become more accepting of children with autism in our communities, but many adults on the spectrum still feel isolated and alone.
The incidence of persistent toe walking and tight heel cords were found to be higher in children with an autistic spectrum disorder but lower in children with Asperger syndrome.
Many doctors claim to understand tinnitus, but end up wasting our time. This article is an essay of my experience with doctors, information I learned from research, and a review of how I'm dealing with my tinnitus.
Sensorineural hearing loss is the most common type of hearing impairment. Techniques that help people with the condition exist. One type of brain-training game might be useful.
I recently conducted an online survey of tinnitus sufferers asking about various issues they have. I compiled the results into a review that can be easily interpreted to determine if there are any common causes.
Autism is a complicated medical condition that requires specially trained professionals for an accurate diagnosis. Untrained individuals cannot and should not label a child as autistic.
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