Need a place to vent or rant?

Having a safe place to vent or rant is important for everyone. But if you're coping with disability it's even more important. 

Managing your disability and relationships with others who may or may not know how to provide support for disabilities can be a full time job - and a major headache.

Families with disabilities, especially children with learning disabilities, have to contend with school bureaucracy and teachers who may or may not be trained to deal with learning disabilities or other special needs. And if you're a teacher, you need support too, right? You probably have your own good reasons to rant.

Others may be dealing with disability discrimination, problems in getting disability grants or benefits from disability insurance, or other problems in dealing with 'the system'.

Or, maybe it's dealing with personal relationships that gets you down. Coping with disability and relationships with family, friends and neighbors can provide its own special type of anguish.

We want to hear your story. It's important for you as an individual to get it off your chest, rather than let it fester.

There is no need to register or even provide your name, so feel free to tell it like it is.

You'll even be able to provide your own commentary - support, advice, ideas - for each contribution as well.

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Pissed off Sibling 
You are a retard! You can't speak, you grunt to talk, you drool, and can't walk or do anything else for your self. I never hated anyone and any …

Having to just accept things the way they are 
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Difficult to be Out in Public 
My son has a variety of illnesses, brain and spine related. He also has something going on mentally, we don't know what as of yet. The doctors say …

Tired of not being able to just DO things without depending on others 
I am recently disabled. I can't drive anymore, I can't walk without a walker, and even then can only go very short distances. I also have weakness and …

The Murders in CT 
This recent story about Adam Lanza, age 20 who gunned down 20 elementary school kids and the allegation that he had a personality disorder or some type …

Romney / Ryan Republicans bad news for people with disabilities 
It would be nice to be able to rise above politics. It would be nice to think that empathy and compassion are embedded into the very fabric of our civilized …

Trouble changing autistic child's nappy 
Hi, I am a foster carer to a 12 year old autistic child. Her autism is quite severe, she cannot communicate, wears nappies and self harms if her needs …

Coping with a toddler with cerebral palsy 
My daughter was a little over one years old when she was diagnosed with cp. it broke our hearts to know our baby girl was disabled. We try our best …

Two children with special needs - looking for advice on coping 
I am a single parent of two special needs childdren. My son is 15 and is severly disabled. He has CP, microcepaly, seizures, scoliosis, feeding …

I don't throw pity-parties and I force myself to go to work so "it can't be that bad". 
I'm currently in my 20s and was born with skeletal defects involving my hips, legs and feet. I've had numerous surgeries to correct and preserve the joints …

Single Parent of a Special Needs Child 
My name is Shelly and I am a 40 y/o single parent of a Special Needs Child.... I have two other children that are "normal". My children's father …

How to cope with undiagnosed disability?? 
Hi I'm 26. I'm a mother of 2 yr old special needs lil girl. I feel so alone I don’t have any kind of support group. My mother passed when I as pregnant …

Frustration with parents - inclusive education 
I am a special educator working for one of the prestigious Inclusive School in India. My frustration heightens when i am unable to communicate with the …

Poop - Fecal Smearing and Autism 
My five year old son is Autistic and has been fecal smearing for 3 years now and most recently has started diaper shredding. No one has any real solutions …

Frustrated mom to a stroke survivor 
My son was born and started having seizures after birth. He was diagnosed as having a stroke at some stage inutero which was causing the seizures. …

Kids with ADHD!! 
End of the rope! Bouncing off the walls is an expression that many moms know and love to use!!! ...they joke and play with it! …

Employment 
I'm not good at writing, because I have aphasia. But right now I need some type of income. I'm getting a tiny little "benefit", but it isn't enough …

abandonment 
abandoned by parents early in life due to external forces later re-united but felt like an outsider rejected unloved insecure

School 
Hi. My name is Vicky I am 15 years old and in grade 10, And I have a number of different disabilitys and I really don't like school and I don't know what …

The "special needs" Classroom 
I recently took a job as an educational aide for a class of autistic kids. I have a son with FX, so I am not new to this type kid. However, the teacher …

Why not meet disabled at home or school? 
One thing that drives me nuts is all the appointments with professionals where the disabled person is expected to show up at the office of the therapist …

Handicapped parking spots and blocked handicapped entrances 
It may seem petty to some, but it drives me crazy to see fully able people park in designated handicapped spots! Or worse, people who decide their …

Never allowed to vent on social media 
I was ridiculed on Facebook tonight 4 venting about my life. 2 of my children have been diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease and may not live to their …

Overnight disability 
My frustration at this point is the inability to get care and resources for my 28 year old daughter. On July 9 2016 my family's life changed forever. …

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Grants Over Loans - Where Are They? 
I recently became disabled with a below-the-knee amputation of my left leg, due to diabetes. Since this is all new, as of Dec 2014, I have been overwhelmed …

Housemate 
I am in a wheelchair due to multiple disabilities and illnesses. I invited my friend to live with me free so that it would be easier for him to get to …

People just don't know how to interact with the disabled.  
I am a 32 year old stroke survivor who can barely move and can't talk. The dental office I go to apparently thinks this means I am a child again even …

Teacher 
I am a first year teacher with a background in exceptional student ed. I have a classroom of high school students with severe/profound ASD/IND. I …

Not being told about all benefits you can get and how hard it is to find them 
My brother is disabled, his wife was too until she passed away a few months ago. No one told them they could get a break on their electric bill (she was …

Give Benefit of Doubt when Judging Who is Disabled 
I HAVE BEEN A MEMBER OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSION FOR CLOSE TO 40 YEARS, BUT I HAVE MULTIPLE DISABILITIES SINCE 1997, NO FAULT OF MY OWN I WAS IN THREE TRAGIC …

Special needs person in the workplace 
Hi; I am a supervisor of an after school program, which I just took on this past September. In the process, there was a special needs person who was already …

$100 verizon bill for movies rented by autistic daughter 
When I received my last months bill, I saw over $100 worth of charges for movies that my 18 year old autistic daughter bought or rented. Of course I …

UK Supermarket not accessible 
I conclude that Sainsbury's supermarket UK does not like disabled people. The mobility scooters (well done in principle) with shopping 'trolley' …

Can "stair-bombing" lead to better accessibility? 
Here's a cheeky way to make more people aware of accessibility issues - "stairbombing". What's involved is identifying a building that is not accessible, …

Help the disabled or increase corporate profits? 
I'm just a bystander to the political nonsense going on in Washington, but still, as more details emerge, I get angrier and angrier. Are these guys …

My Madison  
My sister Madison is a moderate mentally disabled person and is 22 years old. She is the sweetest girl in the world and I couldn't be more proud to be …

I Have High Functioning Autism 
I'm a High Functioning Autism student in my second year doing a BA Music Journalism. I'm also a songwriter/composer signed to Triumph Music Publishing. …

Frustrations with lack of support for people with disabilities 
I am a kidney transplant patient. I'm in a CPR class and we had to do an exercise on giving breaths for as a fallen adult. I tried to do the exercise …

Handicap parking! 
This drives me absolutely crazy! I will see a non handicapped person in a handicapped space almost every day! No matter where it is I go. I just …

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