Tips for Adapting to Parenthood As a Person with a Disability

Tips for Adapting to Parenthood As a Person with a Disability

Knowing what to expect when you are expecting a new child can be confusing, especially for parents who are living with a disability. The sleepless nights, the added expenses and all the preparation that goes into planning for your new baby can leave you feeling stressed out. You’ve got a lot on your plate, but…

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Support the EMPOWER Care Act and Community Living

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. Support the EMPOWER Care Act and Community Living Join Today’s National Call-In Day! Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a Medicaid program that has helped over 75,000 people with disabilities and seniors move…

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Be gentle. Those are my legs! Airline Travel As a Wheelchair Using Quadriplegic

Airline Travel As a Wheelchair Using Quadriplegic Recently, I traveled through Orlando’s International Airport to Minneapolis-St. Paul where I attended a portion of the Paralyzed Veterans of America National Convention. As a C3 complete quadriplegic, traveling often takes its toll. Due to the logistics of moving a paralyzed person from point A to point B.…

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A New Caregiver’s Guide to Taking Care of Yourself, Too

A New Caregiver’s Guide to Taking Care of Yourself, Too.  When you decide to become a caregiver, something happens in your brain almost subconsciously. You slowly begin to de-prioritize your own wellness. You have a job to do, and that job is to take care of someone else. It becomes the most important thing in your…

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Best Entry-Level Streaming Camera WebLogitech HD Pro Webcam C920-C922X

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 Best Entry Level Streaming Camera Web Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920-C922X. For under $50, currently on sale, you can have in my opinion the best entry-level streaming camera for video calling, web streaming, twitch streaming, YouTube live and video recording currently on the market. At this price point, the number…

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Quadriplegic PC Computer Setup Gaming Workstation

Quadriplegic PC Computer Setup Gaming Workstation Thanks to Stack-up.org & The Dept. of VA It has taken me some time to develop a workstation that not only allows me to work from the comfort of home, while playing my favorite video games; but, also enjoy a bit of independence. The Quadriplegic PC Computer Setup Gaming…

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Alive Day

Alive Day August 23, 2014 is the kind of day you don’t forget. Like a birthday, wedding anniversary, high school graduation, and the birth of a child you do not forget the traumatic events that change the course of your life, without consent, forever changing how you live. On my Alive Day, several years ago…

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How I Strengthen My Lungs with the Incentive Spirometer

Strengthening lungs with incentive spirometer September 12, 2014 · Saint Petersburg Charlie has had a good night tonight. He only de-sat’d once with his O2 dropping into the 80’s. The nurses bagged him to give him some extra O2 & his O2 came right back up & has remained above 90 for the rest of…