Gifts for Special Needs Adults
It’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping is underway. If you have friends or family members on your holiday gift list who have special needs, how do you go about choosing the right gift? This year, it could be fun to look at your gift giving in a new light. What...
What Does I/DD Stand For in Mental Health?”
According to the CDC, recent estimates in the United States show that about one in six, or about 17% of children aged 3 through 17 years old have one or more developmental disabilities.
What happens to disabled adults with no family?
This is a difficult question, one that some families avoid as long as possible. Difficult topics are often put off, like writing a will, feeling there’ll be time enough, someday. A not uncommon assumption is that an extended family member will step in and take over...
Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities
The pandemic has disproportionately negatively impacted the social lives of people with disabilities – indeed, 46% of disabled people said the pandemic had a negative impact on their mental health…
Housing and employment crisis In San Francisco with people with Developmental Disabilities
There are an estimated 20,000 homeless people in San Francisco. That same study shows that 39% of that population has 1 or more disabling conditions.