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Did you know October is National Disability Awareness Month? Join us this month as we explore disability. Each week we will discuss different issues within this topic. This week: disability and depression. We will be exploring the effect of disability in general, whether visible or invisible, on our state of well being. We;ll also cover some helpful ideas in managing depression. Remember as you listen, we are not doctors or professionals. the staff of Seize the Day with NSDF is a
Are many sick or injured people cut off from Long-Term Disability Benefits after two years? Does that sound like long-term support for the injured? Is this something in the fine print? And were do those premiums paid for go? Let's talk about Long-Term Disability Benefits from Employers and Insurance Companies today.
Many sick or injured people attempt to solve problems with their Social Security Disability by going into the nearest office. But is this the best choice? Did you know all offices are able to resolve your concern? The reputation of specific offices varies. Today, let’s talk about typical problems faced by the injured when dealing with Social Security Disability (SSDI).
Join The Arc of Luzerne County for an interview with Nina G, the world’s only female stuttering stand-up comedian (or at least until she finds another). Nina G recently authored a guest post for Disability Blog. She is also a disability activist, storyteller, children’s book author and disability awareness educator. Nina G brings her humor to help people confront and understand social justice issues such as disability, diversity and equity. She is one quarter of the troupe, The
In this episode we talk with Caitlin McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices about the assistance a law firm can provide in securing appropriate special education for a child with disability. Also joining us will be Mark Friese, Vice President, Merrill Lynch Special Needs Group to talk about the financial aspects of ensuring funds are available for all the special needs of children with disabilities.
Dating in general is difficult; but, dating with a disability is daunting at times to say the least. In 2011, I found myself back on the dating circuit after being married for 14 years. Not only was the entire dating scene different but I was different--this time I was dating after being diagnoised with Chronic Inflammatory Demylinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). I was dating without the ability to define who I was by the work I did because my illness had taken that away from me.
Has it almost been a year since injured from a car wreck? After the traffic collision, enrolled in Short-Term Disability? And now it is time for Long-Term Disability? Does Employer's Benefit Policy require you to apply for Social Security Disability? Are all SSA offices the same? Where are you in the process? There are so many questions, so lets talk about it today
October has been deemed as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The Abilities WORKS! Project is presneting the 1St Annual Economic & Employment Empowerment Summit to educate persons with disabilities on employment issues and the role they play infosteringa disability-friendly work culture. Join us to find out more about the summit that will take place October 17, 2013.
National Seizure Disorders Foundation confidently brings you another outstanding episode of Seize the Day! Join us and remember to bring a friend. Awareness works best when you share knowledge. This week, the last week of National Disability Awareness Month, we bring you the personal side of disability. The feelings expereinced and well as the reality of living with an invisible disability(seizure disorder) and recognizing the ability through the disability. Join us for a personal story
Tonight two survivors a mother and daughter trying to keep other child safe, local agency controls and manipulated with help of guardian, the young man is set up and intimidated by agency and guardian tried hand at forcing man with disability to voluntarily sign himself into community protections, first complaint about family was when unwilling staff said she wouldn’t take him somewhere because marine was smoking pot. Which care giver never saw and marine says it’s n
The Empowerment Zone disability round table – Stop stifling Independence by bullying people with agencies whos job is to assist in our goals of inclusion Independence and help us live as a free people! How bullying can stifle independence, be it person-to-person or agency to agency people with disabilities need to take a stand now and take charge of our destiny. Together, starting today! The Disability Round Table on The Empowerment Zone exists to help spread ideas to increase
Andrew Solomon's book Far From the Tree explores the concept of disability from the perspective of identity and how various disabilities are viewed by society. He suggests new ways to consider disabilities and differences with encounter within society. Join me and my graduate students for part one a discussion on Solomon's book, his concept of disability and how it fits with commonly held views of being different in our society.
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