Quick Tips

for helping people with disabilities

If you're like our special needs family, you've probably collected a whole bunch of quick tips - ideas, tools and rituals to help make your day go more smoothly in coping with disability.

quick tips

Wouldn't it be nice if you didn't have to figure it all out on your own though? After all, lots of others have gone before, so it would be great to learn from others who have had similar situations occur, and figured out a way to deal with it.

At the bottom of this page you'll see summaries and links to quick tips from visitors, and from our family.

But, do please let us know what you've learned as well! Let us know what works for you - we can all learn from each other.

Do you have a quick tip to share?

Getting through the day usually means coming up with all sorts of little changes or special tools to make the day go more smoothly. Any little thing that will save time and energy, or just make the little things possible, are all worth doing.

Do you have quick tips you'd like to share with other families, teachers or other professionals that support people with disabilities?

Here is your chance to pass it on....

Quick Tips summary and links

Click below to see contributions from other visitors to this page...

Clothes that help - Sensory Smart 
Google sensory smart clothing for children. I buy from sensory smart, landsend, hanna andersson, soft clothing. Life transformed from tears fighting and …

Potato Chips as Cough Medicine? 
So here is an interesting tip that I stumbled upon... As a parent of a child with many physical needs, the last thing you want to do is feel sick yourself. …

AFO shoes for unsteady walkers 
This is an ongoing problem for us, but we just recently found a pair of shoes that work perfectly so we wanted to pass it on.... This shoe has …

Food Additives and their effect on kids behaviour 
An important area for parents and caregivers to become more informed about is the use of harmful additives in our foods. Some companies are becoming …

Autism and Clothing 
When you have autistic children, you are likely to come across all sorts of oddities with clothing. Common quirks include chewing or sucking on sleeves, …

Go Talk Single Message Speech Device and Potty Training 
For a child who's ready for potty training but unable to talk or sign quickly enough, Go Talk Clip Talkers are a perfect solution. Clip attaches easily …

Getting daily nutrition 
Our son has cerebral palsy and can't swallow hard things - so we were stuck on how to make sure he is getting his daily nutrients once he stopped drinking …

Pain relief Not rated yet
My husband has Parkinson's Disease, Polymyalgia Rhuematica and Neuropathy in his feet. He has chronic pain and the only thing to give him relief with out …

comprehension  Not rated yet
if your just young 13 ish like me and u have a bond with special needs children then use my strategy find what they like to do often and what makes them …

Gift for person with Aspergers Syndrome Not rated yet
My little guy has Aspergers Syndrome, and besides the usual gift giving options that are available, I found that I was drawn to something that would be …

inexpensive bib Not rated yet
At the end of the summer buy up the out-door table cloths that will be on clearansce which you can cut the pattern of the bib out then add piping and velcro …

BE P0SiTiVE Not rated yet
lots of hugs and smiles! :)

How to create a personal bus shelter and wheelchair garage Not rated yet
If you have students or family members that need to wait outside for a bus to arrive, then you can probably benefit from our idea. Our son started taking …

Soft, easy to eat waffles Not rated yet
Our son has a hard time chewing and can't handle hard consistency very well. But, he loves waffles. By accident we discovered that if you use lactose …

Lessons Learned to help with coping Not rated yet
If you have a problem during the day, discuss with family or friends how you can improve the situation in the future rather than brooding about it. …

Chewing Gum helps with oral motor Not rated yet
I use chewing gum. It gets the mouth muscles working. It also helps with organizing the mouth. Its like using spandex for body mapping. Gum gives …

Avoid wheelchair van lifts or conversions  Not rated yet
If you are in need of transport for your handicapped family member, then you would like to know about the van on the market that does not require a conversion, …

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