Learning and Resources

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These are some of my favorite finds from across the web and from items I own. These are not affiliate programming related unless otherwise noted with the items description. I hope you’ll find these resources helpful. If you find a great item or resource not listed here, let me know and I’ll add it so everyone may benefit. Enjoy!

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Videos

Tune In to These Informative Videos

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Personal TV Audio

A personal sound zone is created by placing speakers near your ear and by using sound reflectors to direct the TV Audio back towards your ears instead of broadcasting sound through the entire room.

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Books

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Toys and Games

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Learn

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Best Sellers in Children’s Special Needs Books

    1. #2
      National Geographic Readers: Helen Keller (Level 2) (Readers Bios)
      Kindle Edition
    2. #3
      Out of My Mind
      Paperback
    3. #4
      Fish in a Tree
      Paperback
    4. #6
      The War That Saved My Life
      Paperback

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    [Sponsored]Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog

    by Learning Resources
    In stock on January 14, 2019
    Manufacturer recommended age: 2 Months – 4 Years
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    [Sponsored]Infinity Cube Fidget Toy – Pressure Reduction Anxiety Relief Toy Killing Time for ADD, ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism Adult and Children (Colorful)

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    Transformer Sensory Sack – Therapy Toys for Autism, Special Needs Kids, Sensory Processing Disorder – 40×20 Inches, Blue

    by Fun and Function$35.99
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    Baby Delight Go With Me Chair | Indoor/Outdoor Chair with Sun Canopy | Teal | Portable Chair converts to 3 child growth stages: Sitting, Standing and Big Kid | 3 Months to 75 lbs | Weather Resistant

    by Baby Delight
    $69.99
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    $19.99Prime
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    HABA Town Maze Magnetic Game

    by HABA
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    … But they need your help navigating the city! This STEM toyhelps to …
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    by CozyPhones
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    Manufacturer recommended age: 8 Months – 1 Year 6 Months
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    Securely holds iPad so kids can safely use and enjoy their apps
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    Manufacturer recommended age: 14 Years – 37 Years 4 Months
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    bA1 Health – Sensory Autism Toothbrush For Kids – Special Needs 3 Sided Toothbrush – 360 Surround Toothbrush (Complete Coverage) – Easy, Fun, and Quick Solution for Sensitive Gums and Teeth

    by bA1 Health
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    by Quility
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    by Game
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    Manufacturer recommended age: 4 – 7 Years
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    … winner – Winner of ASTRA Best Toys for Kids Award and others, and was a …
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    Manufacturer recommended age: 3 – 8 Years
  • Crayola Create ‘n Carry 75 Piece Art Kit Art Gift for Kids 5 & Up, 2-in-1 Portable Lap Desk & Carry-Case For Child Artists On-the-Go, Includes Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils & Paper

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  • Learning Resources Spike The Fine Motor Hedgehog

    by Learning Resources
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    Manufacturer recommended age: 2 Months – 4 Years
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Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure that effects the lining of the lungs.

Mesothelioma.net is a website with loads of good content on this horrible cancer.

As we all work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, mesothelioma patients are among those at higher risk of severe illness because of their weakened respiratory system.

Mesothelioma.net has a plethora of free resources. Some of the topics they cover are treatment options, financial assistance, also help for families and caregivers of those affected by asbestos, such as https://mesothelioma.net/emotional-health-coping-mesothelioma/. I’d also like to note that the site is Health On the Net certified as a trustworthy source of medical information (see bottom right of our site for HONcode badge) and is periodically reviewed by medical professionals. 

 

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New Mental Health Resource Guides on Sleep:

These guides go into depth on how anxiety, grief, and ptsd can impact your sleep, the connection between sleep problems and these disorders, and gives helpful suggestions to help combat these problems. With over 35% of the population not getting a healthy amount of sleep to achieve their optimal physical and mental health,

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Problems Sleeping? Head on over to Tuck.com:

Tuck, a community devoted to promoting sleep health awareness. While many people are aware of the fact that the amount of rest they get can affect their moods, few realize that PTSD, stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues in the aftermath of a traumatic event can trigger sleep disorders. That’s why they’ve created these guides:

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Mental Illness Guide:

Mental health disorders affect nearly a fifth of U.S. adults. Ranging from depression to schizophrenia, these disorders can interfere with the ability of a person to enjoy a productive life. But treatment options, including psychotherapy, medications, and exercise, can help restore mental health.

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April is Awareness month for Autism. The National Autism Awareness page has some awesome ways you can get involved. According to their site, “the Autism Society recognizes that the prevalence of autism in the United States has risen from 1 in 125 children in 2010 to 1 in 59 in 2020.”

Won’t you check them out and see how you can help?

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https://www.psoriasis.org/get-involvedhttps://www.psoriasis.org/get-involvedPlaces where you can volunteer your time, donate money to research, and help in other various ways. 

 The Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

More About Volunteering

 National Psoriasis Foundation

Volunteers are at the core of everything we do at the National Psoriasis Foundation. By contributing your time and talents, you are helping to improve the lives of the 8 million individuals affected by psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and move us closer to a cure!

There are several ways to volunteer, and we welcome individuals living with psoriatic disease, care partners, families, and those who care about our mission.

Go to www.psoriasis.org/get-involved to see how you can assist in spreading awareness or donating time or money for research for psoriatic disease.

 

AARP has a great article on volunteering options for those with disabilities at https://createthegood.aarp.org/volunteer-ideas/people-with-disabilities.html

 

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No More Secs!: Living, Laughing, & Loving Despite Multiple Sclerosis 

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 A Wonderful Book to read.

 

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2019 Calendar Days

Creating diverse and inclusive workplaces for people with disabilities requires that we recognize the events and organizations that help to bring awareness to the wide variety of annual health, disability awareness, and inclusion campaigns.

 

As a result, to help guide community organizations providing services to people with disabilities and the employers hiring those individuals, Disability Solutions has assembled this list of annual days and months for the 2019 calendar year that promotes awareness and inclusion for the disability community.

January

 

Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 4 – World Braille Day

January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 24 – Moebius Syndrome Awareness Day

January 27 – World Leprosy Day

January 30 – CTE Awareness Day

February

 

Black History Month (African-American History Month)

American Heart Month

Low Vision Awareness Month

February 1 – Go Red for Women Day (American Heart Association)

February 2 – Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day

February 4 – World Cancer Day

February 27 – Anosmia Awareness Day

February 28 – Rare Disease Day

March

 

Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Month

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March 1 – International Wheelchair Day

March 5 – Multiple Personality Day

March 8 – International Women’s Day

March 21 – World Down Syndrome Day

March 26 – Purple Day for Epilepsy

April

 

Autism Awareness Month

Limb Loss Awareness Month

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month

Stress Awareness Month

April 2 – World Autism Awareness Day

April 7 – World Health Day

April 11 – Parkinson’s Disease International Awareness Day

May

 

ALS Awareness Month

Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

Military Appreciation Month

Stroke Awareness Month

May 7 – World Asthma Day

May 10 – World Lupus Day

May 16 – Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 30 – World Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Awareness Day

June

 

LGBT Pride Month

Men’s Health Month

June 2 – National Cancer Survivors Day

June 27 – U.S. National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day

July

 

Disability Pride Month (NY)

July 4 – Independence Day

July 26 – ADA Awareness Day

July 28 – World Hepatitis Day

 

 

August

 

August 7 – Purple Heart Day

August 21 – National Senior Citizens Day

August 26 – Women’s Equality Day

September

 

Deaf Awareness Month

Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Month

National Service Dog Month

Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

September 2 – Labor Day

September 10 – World Suicide Prevention Day

September 15 – World Lymphoma Awareness Day

September 21 – World Alzheimer’s Day

September 23 – International Day of Sign Languages

September 29 – World Heart Day

October

 

National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

Dwarfism Awareness Month

October 6 – World Cerebral Palsy Day

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

October 10 – World Blind Day / World Sight Day

October 25 – Spina Bifida Awareness Day

November

 

Diabetes Awareness Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer / Men’s Health Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month

Transgender Awareness Month

November 11 – Veterans Day

November 14 – World Diabetes Day

November 16 – International Day for Tolerance

November 21 – World COPD Day

December

 

December 1 – World AIDS Day

December 3 – International Day of People with Disabilities

December 3 – Giving Tuesday

December 10 – Human Rights Day

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The Arthritis Foundation

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National Psoriasis Foundation

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Articles

Most Popular Posts

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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From the web:
  • a physical or mental condition that limits a person’s movements, senses, or activities.
  • a disadvantage or handicap, especially one imposed or recognized by the law.
    “he had to quit his job and go on disability

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No

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Start here:https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/disability.cfm

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Yes. For starters, check out this wonderful article: 50 Great Websites for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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