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How to live independently when you have a disability.
Losing a loved one can leave you overwhelmed with grief. Expressing that loss in the workplace may seem to be next to impossible. Understanding that grief is a normal behavior can help make the grieving process a bit easier to bear and help the bereaved find their way through the pain.
The CIL is a state-wide organization that provides a wide variety of services including employment assistance. Knowing the services you can count on to help you cope with a disability can make the difference between remaining in your own home verses being admitted to an assisted living facility.
Assistive technology can enrich your life as well as often helping you remain living independently in the community. There are many types of A.T. items designed to make life easier that cover a wide range of disabilities.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulates the use of service animals, and sets the guidelines for what the user can and can’t do, what they are responsible for, and how businesses may legally respond to them. Let’s look at some of these laws and how they may affect you.
If you work in any job with direct contact with customers, sooner or later you’re probably going to have to deal with someone who is in crisis mode. Knowing how to respond can be the difference between a job well done and a customer who vents his or her anger on you.
To disclose, or not disclose your disability to potential employers is a big decision. Think carefully about your needs and how having a disability impacts your work, and how a reasonable accommodation can allow you to do the job correctly.
You may find it uncomfortable interacting with people with disabilities, but there guidelines to help. Person-first language can help you focus on the individual, not their disability.
Having PTSD often results in social isolation and a life robbed of meaningful experiences. Finding the strength to reengage can be daunting, but is well worth the effort expended. It’s when we begin to let others back into our lives that we rediscover ourselves and find our joy and peace again.