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overseas discounted tickets.  
I have to accompany my daughter for overseas visit to see relatives.How can I get discounted tickets.

Universal camping discounts for disabled USA 
My Wife is disabled and I left my job to care for her. So needless to say we're broke. She has a hard time getting around but does enjoy camping in …

Discount 
This young parents find out her first baby was born with ernia in the dihafrarma doctor told them they need to go to san francisco for the risa of the …

Companion card 
Hello anyone know if New York honours the Australian companion card? The card gives the person I'm with free entry. Heading over to New York in December …

Dispense diapers 
my brother is disable ,Jerky & 25 years old so it is hard to use diapers for him . Is there any device to be the replacement of the diapers which …

property taxes 
Is there a discount on property taxes

Blindness / Vacations 
Are there any discounts or help for families of a parent that was just diagnosed as legally blind and continuing to lose their eyesight? ie., inexpensive …

Question about a product catagory. 
Because you've included Alzheimer's the fastest growing cause of death in the world. I would also call Alzheimer's the most hurtful disease because it …

Disabled and unable to afford a move that benefits our family. 
Im a caregiver for my wife Lee Ellen and for our 7 month daughter Raynalee. Living in Ohio they will not pay me as a spouse making it difficult to rehab …

Disability Discounts for Internet Access? 
I am curious: do you know of any Internet Providers that offer reduced rates for anyone who can prove on paper that they are disabled (including mental …

Help for segmental dystonia? 
I have segmental dystonia i need help at home and help with rent ---- Note from Anna: Hi Janet. Thanks for reaching out. Your best bets …

Non-woven clothing? 
I need help for my son who is 10 years old. Are there any shirts or pants made for boys that are for kids who pick at pictures, seams and the weave of …

Is arthritis considered a disability? 
Can I claim dla if iv got mild arthritis I hav jointz pain back pain neck each dayz can be worse thn otherz --- Thanks for raising a good question! …

Discount on my Florida electric bill? 
hi im moving into a house by myself im on oxygen i live in orlando florida am i egible for a discount on my electric bill?

down syndrome risk? 
When the Dr say you have 1out of 90 that the baby well have down syndrome it that mean am a real high risk?

Clothing removal solution for child with autism  
I am looking for pajamas my 12 year old autistic child can not remove. Something to keep him from tearing and eating his diapers. ---- Answer from …

MEETING GUYS 
HOW DO I MEET GUYS WILLING TO GO OUT WITH ME? I AM EMPLOYED AS A CASHIER, HAVE SOME OBVIOUS TRAITS THAT PINPOINT ME AS SLIGHTLY SLOWER THAN NORMAL GIRLS. …

Desperately looking for guidance for fecal obsession 
My grandson is seven years old. He's had issues in the past with temper, public displays, seems not to have impulse control. At an early age he would …

How to cut nails for bending fingers? 
How to find anything to cut nails for bent fingers. Thanks --- Editor's Note: Perhaps using an emery board rather than a nail cutter would be …

Funding for adult education in Albany, New York? 
I live in Albany N.Y I want to go to the Albany Recording School. The cost is 8400 dollars. I am disabled, but don't get any assistance, no I get medicaid, …

Question on Down Syndrome Development 
IS IT OK FOR DOWNS SYNDROME CHILDREN TO DEVELOP READING AND WRITING SKILLS AFTER 6 YEARS , WILL IT EFFECT THEIR DEVELOPMENT???????????? I have a six …

PUTTING POOP ON THE WALLS and Autism Symptoms 
IS PUTTING POOP ON THE WALL A PART OF AUTISM? YES OR NO Editor's Note: This isn't really a yes / no answer, unfortunately. Luckily it is not …

Airfare discounts for children with special needs and their companions 
HI! I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW DO WE GET AIRFARE DISCOUNTS FOR CANADIAN CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR COMPANINONS AS WELL AS WHICH INTERNATIONAL …

CEREBRAL PALSY - Dating Advice Requested 
I just started dating a man with celebral palsy. Its not severe. he can walk and move just fine. his speech is a bit slurred but its understandable. We …

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learning disorder 
a child that has a learning disorder and have been digonse with borderline retardation is that concerder special needs === Editor: Yup. Learning …

Disabled and driving a car 
my client wants to get his drivers license, I know he is fully capable, how should he break it to his parents?

how to monitor an autistic childs room 
My son is 8 and severely autistic. For lots of reasons, I would like to be able to monitor him when he is in his room at night. Has anyone used a video …

In pain due to Fibromyalgia  
I found out I was bipolar when I was a teen, I learned to cope without treatment and am working. For a while now I been having trouble working due to …

Dating Someone with Status 2 Down Syndrome 
I am just falling in love with a man who says he has Status 2 Down Syndrome. I am glad that he felt comfortable enough to tell me, but I don't know what …

Offering volunteer services in GRETNA, LOUISIANA for children with Down Syndrome  
I WANT TO VOLUNTEER MY TIME CARING FOR CHILDREN WITH DOWNS SYNDROME AND OTHER DISABILITIES. MY GOAL IS TO FIND A LOCAL FACILITY WHERE I CAN GIVE MY …

CPR on someone with Down Syndrome? 
Can you preform CPR on a person with down syndrome?

Down Syndrome Mortality? 
I have an Uncle with Down Synndrome. He is celebrating his 71st birthday. What age is the average and eldest person with this special condition? …

Financial assistance for medication and doctors 
is there any one that can help me with the cost of the doctor visits and medication that is need for my 6 year old daughter. I have no job with 2 other …

Down Syndrome and Potty Training 
My son is almost five and has down syndrome. I was wondering what is the average age when boys who have down syndrome are potty trained?? HELP!!!

Wheelchair Van Doors 
Okay I`ll ask. I have disabilities and bought a 2001 Ford Windstar wheelchair van with a braun chair lift installed. Now my question is, and my problem …

Average life span of someone with Down Syndrome 
What is a life span for down syndrome people? --- Editor's Note: Without doing any major research, it seems that the latest major study that was …

adults with disabilities using chewlery 
I need to find a website or written documentation on chewlery being appropriate for adults. My consumer needs the chewelrey and would benefit greatly. …

DOWN SYNDROME 
IS IT LIKELY FOR A DOWNS TO HAVE A NORMALY BABY

Grooming ,clothes and good impressions  
I need resources for a young woman who has Autism to teach her how to make a good first impression enabling her to integrate into mainstream social groups …

Myasthenia Gravis and Neurotherapy 
I am unmarried woman aged 29 years. I am suffering from congenital Myasthenia Gravis (congenital Myasthenic Syndrome). At present, I am taking Pyridostigmine …

Questions about social preferances? 
What are some questions I could ask a client about their social preferences?

down syndrome pregnancy 
they are offering me to kill my baby who is 6 months in my belly, if he has chromosomal abnormality... i have to make the decision soon. mothers, please …

Please write about how having a child with special needs and disabilities can affect family members 
write about how having a child with special needs and disabilities can affect family members.

Autistic features 
My son is 2 years and 3 months old. He was very normal before 8 months. All his milestones were perfect. He was talking for all his needs. His speech went …

High lip line (hypermobile lip) 
Hi, Need to know about exercises to improve gap between upper lip and lower lip due to high lip line (hypermobile lip) which is resulting in gummy smile. …

Qualifying for Disability Payments 
I asked my Cardiologist in June If I can apply for disability, he said OK bring the paper and I will support you. In Nov. 2009 I went back for check up …

Question on caregiving someone with disabilities 
how to handle a situation when taking care of someone with a disability

Does arthritis qualify for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) in the UK? 
Q: Am i entitled to DLA if I have arthritis A: The ultimate answer to whether arthritis is covered for the Disability Living Allowance in the UK can …

toilet training child with William's Syndrome 
I work with a child with William's syndrome who is 6 years old and is not yet toilet trained. Do you have any tips to get this accomplished that may …

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Can stuttering be helped with stramonium? 
My name is Muddassar Nazar and i have a stuttering problem,i dont stuttering too much but there are some words on which i stutter like P,C and j. I …

Looking for help in diagnosing adult with special needs 
I have a friend that as a child was always in a special needs class. He is now 25 male and being pushed off by his mother and it is visually verifiable …

Autistic features? 
My 3.4 year son is detected as a hyper active kid and till now he is not able to speak properly. Still he is only saying, tata, papa, mummy, car, etc. …

How to cope 
Just wondering, how do you all cope with your disabilities?

coping with disability 
i am developing a program for kids ages 9 to 10 who have a physical disability.... how to cope withthe impact of having a physical disability.... exercises,,, …

Boyfriend with disability 
I have recently started having a relationship with someone that has a disability. He was actually my ex from 8 years ago. I don't think there is a …

John-Håkon - How to stop staring? 
John-Håkon is a guy with downs. He's struggeling through every day. people are staring at him, but he don't care. But i care and i want to make a change …

HELP! stroke victim can't communicate whats a simple no or small cost way to help? 
I work at an assisted living facility and there is the sweetest man who lives there. I really want to know what this man is trying to say to us, it is …

communication devices 
I am trying to find out if there is any way to get a gotalk 20 device funded

Second Language learners with disabilities 
What are some of the issues dealing with how teachers in inclusion classrooms cope with teaching second language learners that have learning disabilities? …

1-1 Special Education Para Professional - Austism  
I am working with a student when copying or tracing, he doesn't really write unless prompted, he fills in all his numbers and letters. For example; all …

coping  
How do children with special needs (whatever the disability may be)cope with their disability?

Teaching Children With Low Functioning Autism 
How do I try to explain abstract concepts like; up, down, in, out, under, through etc.

Down syndrome as a conditon 
Is Down syndrome a 'condition'?

Staying at Home 
I have a daugther who is 6 years old. She has Cerebral Palsy. And is in and out of the hospital a lot and she has many docters appt. So many that I have …

jobs, disability 
When I first was assaulted, I cried every day, all day. Then they let me go to work. I was in pain all of the time and extremely weak. But it was getting …

Coping Mechanisms 
What kind of coping mechanisms can I use to deal with my disability?

What are special needs 
What is it that the special needs child needs?

lower Back operations - now needs help 
I had my 1 operation in 1986 then my fuseijng Brock then I had another one that got staf infection so that 4 more week then I had 7 all together. My …

Picture Communication 
How do I stress to care staff that picture communication will help the gentleman we support (that cant talk) become independent?

Showing Appreciation 
I've been looking for a bracelet to recognize these special wonderful people...they are so overlooked and they are so great

list of special need products 
hi.i want a list of products or projects that work with eye to make living easier.thanks

adult stroke, communication cards for her to use 
My friend, 45, mother of two (13 and 17), with a live-in boyfriend, had a stroke affecting her right side and speech. She is walking and going to therapy …

Special education accommodation for learning disabilities 
I received a question from a university student who was working on an assignment "involving having a student in my elementary school classroom who is mentally …

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