Making new friends despite disabling conditions
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Making new friends despite disabling conditions

Many types of disabling conditions can make it difficult to make and keep friends!  Today, let’s talk about what we can do to increase our options in terms of making friends!   Challenges to connecting with others when you have a visible disability My symptoms are not generally visible, but I have noticed that I…

Self-evaluation -an alternative to New Year’s resolutions!
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Self-evaluation -an alternative to New Year’s resolutions!

So now that the new year has started, lots of people are making their New Year’s resolutions, planning for the year ahead, and otherwise trying to work on a clean slate. In the meantime, those of us managing disabling and chronic conditions often find ourselves frustrated because our symptoms or conditions don’t allow for a…

Should I go?  Deciding what holiday events are worth your effort

Should I go? Deciding what holiday events are worth your effort

Especially around the holidays, there are a lot of events that you may be invited to, and a lot of events that you may have the opportunity to attend.  If your condition is new or has shifted severely, it may be hard to know what events you might actually be able to enjoy and which…

Going to college with a disability: academic accommodations
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Going to college with a disability: academic accommodations

So you are going to college!  College is an exciting experience for anybody, but when you are managing a disabling condition, it’s vital that you consider your school’s willingness to provide accommodations to you based upon your disability. Accommodations research to help you decide where to go If you are going to need accommodations in…

Can I go to school while on disability?
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Can I go to school while on disability?

The question of attending school is an important one, as education is an important aspect of personal development.   Students with disabilities who are under 21 Children are always expected to receive schooling, including children with disabilities.  Most children with disabilities have an Individualized Education Plan(IEP), which spells out parent and teacher expectations for the…