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Where or How to Print Fan Cards for our Artists

I am a production artist at Passion Works Fine Art Studio in Athens, Ohio. We feature the collaborative work of our adult artists with and without disabilities. I've been wanting to include information about the artist who produced the piece with each sale in a Fan/ Baseball Card format. [more inside]
posted by mickeefynn on Aug 25, 2016 - 6 answers

Children's Books on Disabilities

I am vice president of the special needs parents council for my public school district. Our president was approached by our city's public library children's room director because books on special needs and/or disabilities are underepresented in our children's room. What books do you recommend our public library get to better represent this population?
posted by zizzle on Mar 22, 2016 - 21 answers

Help weave my interests and experiences into job possibilities!

I've had several careers (or jobs) that seem very different from each other, and I have an educational background which is equally varied. I'm looking to possibly embark on a new path, but need help figuring out where I'm going exactly. [more inside]
posted by bacall423 on Jan 7, 2016 - 1 answer

"Disabilities" required to perform a specific job

What are some examples of conditions normally considered disabilities that are requirements for specific jobs? [more inside]
posted by quarantine on Oct 8, 2015 - 25 answers

Unconventional Deaf Characters

Hey Brilliants! Can you think of any characters who are deaf and are also rebellious or unconventional / daring? Thanks so much!
posted by sunnyblues48 on Aug 6, 2015 - 21 answers

Downs Syndrome food trauma?

A friend of mine is looking for advice on how to get her Downs Syndrome son to eat after an incident of near choking a few months ago. [more inside]
posted by littleredwagon on Sep 10, 2014 - 18 answers

Tips for assisting w/ a job search for someone who can't do it alone

I've offered to help a relative with a job search because it isn't going well on her own. She is qualified (with a 2 year degree) for the job she wants to find (and is not interested in entry level retail or the sort) but doesn't have the experience or skills to go about finding it. She also may have a diagnosis of Asperger's, and whether or not that's certain, I can at least say that she is stymied by technology (forgets how to do things, forgets logins, avoids it where possible), isn't likely to search out new career listings online much less apply, and gets weary and forgetful of the search easily. I would like some help from AskMe trying to make this is as easy as possible for her while hopefully still teaching her a few tricks. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2013 - 5 answers

If we get married, does she lose social security?

My fiancée and I are thinking of getting married in a few months and we're both still in school, I work part time and make about $20,000 a year. She does not work but receives vocational rehab and Social Security (SSI) for her permeant disability she was born with. [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Oct 9, 2012 - 7 answers

My son was just diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Tips and advice for coping please!

My 12 year old son was just diagnosed with Nonverbal Learning Disorder. Please help me to not catastrophize. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Seeking information about brain-computer interfaces

Where can I find information about brain-computer interfaces and software available now for the severely physically disabled? I have been able to find many products, through web searching, but no site that compares them and shares the experiences of users. My goal is to help a family member who could benefit from such technology.
posted by espertus on Aug 7, 2012 - 6 answers

What will my school district do with me?

I am a technology specialist for a large public school district. In my school, I am a "prep" teacher. Classes come to me, the teacher leaves, and I have them for 50 minutes. Last year, for various reasons, I developed a phobia of being alone in charge of 25-30 kids by myself. I kept seeing danger to them and being unable to help. I took a leave from the middle of April through the end of the year. I tried to get an ELL position; that's my other license. ELL is small group and/or co-teaching and I would be just fine returning to it. [more inside]
posted by Kazimirovna on Aug 3, 2012 - 5 answers

What countries are the most wheelchair-friendly for travelers?

Have wheelchair, will travel. My husband and I want to see the world! He uses a (manual) wheelchair. What countries are the most wheelchair-friendly? [more inside]
posted by ninjakins on Aug 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts.

I'm seeking group therapy/support groups/non-profits for family members with brain cysts. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Apr 23, 2012 - 3 answers

Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities: What do you need and how do you want to connect, if at all?

I want to start a social support network for young adult (18-35) siblings of individuals with disabilities in my area. How do I best serve this population and create meaningful connections? If you are affected in one way or another, please share your needs/insights! [more inside]
posted by doctordrey on Feb 6, 2012 - 4 answers

If the Kid with Tourette's Could Stop Barking, He Would. Sheesh.

How can I ensure my kid isn't being penalized for his disabilities in school? He's a 13-year-old 7th grader who's been diagnosed with OCD and ADHD (hyperactive type) and is on meds (and receives therapy as needed) for both. He is a reasonably smart, very chatty little dude. In a recent discussion with one of his teachers, I discovered that he's being penalized and verbally reprimanded for calling out in class. [more inside]
posted by kinetic on Sep 25, 2011 - 34 answers

friendly bistro in Paris

Help me and my group find a friendly diner in Paris? [more inside]
posted by welovelife on Sep 12, 2011 - 6 answers

How bad is general anesthesia for infants?

Should we fight to have a g-tube placed in our 10-month-old without general anesthetic? If the hospital insists on general anesthetic, should we find another provider or call the whole thing off? [more inside]
posted by gurple on Jul 27, 2011 - 13 answers

Any advice for filing with Washington's DDD?

Have you successfully applied with the Division of Developmental Disabilities in Washington State? If so, any tips? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2011 - 2 answers

I believe you when you tell me that we've met before, this time you've got my interest, this time you've got the floor

How can I get better at talking to new people? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 9 answers

Am I disabled enough?

I am considering filing with my university's office of disability services as a disabled student. Should I? But of course, there are complications. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me give a friend what she needs during a tough time

A friend had some devastating news this week: she is losing her sight and (symptoms indicate) it's due to multiple sclerosis. I am young enough that I haven't yet helped friends through serious illness and lifelong physical disabilities, and I would really appreciate some advice on how I can give her the support that she needs, both in terms of practical matters and the realm of feelings. Much more detail inside. [more inside]
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 18, 2011 - 7 answers

Don't Give Them 50 Math Problems if They Can Only Do 10 to Prove Mastery. Sheesh.

Teacherfilter: I had a crazy idea and want to know how/if I can make this work. The problem? There are over 500 regular education teachers in our system who would benefit from easily understood information about disabilities but more importantly, HOW to create IEP-directed classroom accommodations (y'know, like a kid needs materials distilled or a word bank, etc.). [more inside]
posted by dzaz on Nov 21, 2010 - 18 answers

Help me navigate the federal bureaucracy!

Can I apply for federal employment under Schedule A? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jun 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Help me Help Them

Complicated question involving hoarding, ad/hd, and a disabled relative. [more inside]
posted by alltomorrowsparties on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for true story about adopting children with physical disabilities

I'm looking for a book I read in the mid '90's. It was a true story about a couple that adopted a bunch (8?) of kids with physical disabilities. I can't remember much about the book but I think their house had stairs and they made one child do push-ups until he could climb the stairs using only his arms. Oh, also I think they didn't have a tv. What is the title?
posted by ticketmaster10 on Jan 30, 2010 - 5 answers

Evolution of Disability Termiology a Class-based Struggle?

A few years ago I formulated a sociological theory about the evolution of terms used to refer to those afflicted by certain classes of disabilities, whether physical or mental, in which more functional members of the class resent being "bundled" with less functional members and are hence in a constant, mostly subconscious, quest for differentiation. This leads to development of ever more benign terms ("handicapable!") which themselves quickly become associated with the whole, therefore perpetuating the cycle. The theory seemed obvious to me when I thought of it, but I've yet to see it espoused or debunked elsewhere. Have you? Or, failing that, do you see any obvious arguments for or against it? [more inside]
posted by The Confessor on Aug 8, 2009 - 23 answers

Where can you find adult foster care work in Miami?

What sorts of jobs exist in Miami (or Florida) for people who work with adult foster care for clients with developmental disabilities? [more inside]
posted by aussicht on Jun 21, 2009 - 1 answer

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to landlords who accept Section 8 Vouchers?

Does the Americans with Disabilities Act apply to landlords who accept Section 8 Vouchers?
posted by anthropomorphic on Apr 30, 2009 - 8 answers

Policy monitoring for families with kids with special needs

In search of website, blogs, etc that keep up with federal and state (specifically NC) policies that affect families with children with developmental and physical disabilities? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 20, 2009 - 0 answers


My problems with ADHD have reached the point where my employer of two years wants me to fill out paperwork requesting "reasonable accommodations" through the Americans with Disabilities Act. What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 2, 2008 - 11 answers

Are the Wastelands Wheelchair-Accessible?

Can I play Fallout 3 despite my physical disabilities? [more inside]
posted by wintermute2_0 on Nov 1, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me learn everything I need to know about visual processing (and improving it).

Help me learn everything I need to know about visual processing (and improving it). [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Sep 6, 2008 - 7 answers

NYC housing for very low income people with disabilities?

My mother needs to find a new place to live. The house we currently live in will be set to go up for sale early next year. But repairs need to be made first, so my family would like us both to move ASAP. I’m looking at a move to Queens, but my mother has Multiple Sclerosis and has a limited income. All she has are her Social Security disability payments each month, which only come to about $600-700, and food stamps. I can’t afford to take her with me. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez on Aug 5, 2008 - 18 answers

Adult diagnosis of a learning disability and where to go from here

Adult diagnosis of a learning disability and where to go from here [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Organization at home and at work

Please help me with oganization of daily tasks at home and at work. [more inside]
posted by mintchip on May 8, 2008 - 10 answers

Need help looking for research resources

Websites to research alternative programs for students who have been suspended or expelled, including students with disabilities. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Resources for adult ADD?

Does it sound like adult ADD? Resources? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Oct 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Auf Deutsch, bitte!

Can anyone help me get a copy of DragonDictate in German or French, or point me towards a discrete speech voice recognition program in either language that's currently on the market? [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on May 20, 2007 - 1 answer

What's it like to have ADHD?

What's it like to be a kid with ADHD? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on May 10, 2007 - 18 answers

Making Elder Scrolls IV Accessible

GamesFilter: Can this gamer with a physical disability play Elder Scrolls IV? [more inside]
posted by wintermute2_0 on Apr 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Camp/gym games that can be played by youth with disabilities?

Camp/gym games that can be played by youth with disabilities? (with bonus game already inside the box!) [more inside]
posted by The Wig on Mar 1, 2006 - 3 answers

DVD Solutions for persons with limited dexterity?

DVD Solutions for persons with limited dexterity? [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Dec 19, 2005 - 15 answers

Wanted: Narrators with mental disabilities.

LitFilter: Please help me find books, preferably novels, in which the narrator has some sort of mental disability. [more inside]
posted by nobody on Nov 20, 2005 - 47 answers

Why don't (some, at least) service dog owners seem to like their dogs?

On several occasions, I've noticed people with service dogs treating them in a manner that seemed surprisingly ... "dismissive," let's say. Why is that? [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Aug 12, 2005 - 16 answers

Well-spouse needs guidance.

Can I seek companionship outside my marriage and still respect myself in the morning? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2005 - 31 answers

Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in Spain

How hard is it for a mostly wheelchair bound person to get around Spain by train? Our party of 4 includes one wheelchair user (who can make short walks on prosthetic limbs if necessary) and three people with no mobility issues. We're trying to determine if we can travel by train among Madrid, Seville, Toledo, and Cordoba, or if we should rent a car. First-hand accounts would be particularly appreciated, and any other tips on accessibility issues in Spain are welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog on Mar 9, 2005 - 9 answers

Percentage of blind since birth persons who are homosexual?

Interested in percentage of blind since birth persons who are homosexual. [mi] [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Feb 16, 2005 - 7 answers

alternatives to/improvements on nursing home care in the NY/NJ/CT area for an elderly person with disabilities

I’m looking for alternatives to/improvements on nursing home care in the NY/NJ/CT area for an elderly person with disabilities. [+] [more inside]
posted by hilatron on Jan 12, 2005 - 1 answer

Hearing Impaired

Why do some DVDs offer both 'English' and 'English for the Hearing Impaired' options? Aren't they going to be the same?
posted by feelinglistless on Apr 9, 2004 - 6 answers

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