Gifts for Special Needs Adults

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?”

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. This vulnerable community also experiences mental health conditions on a...
What happens to disabled adults with no family?

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

Impact of COVID-19 on People with Disabilities

As we approach our third year of living with the pandemic, the return to a true ‘normal’ seems to remain ever elusive. The disruptions brought on from the pandemic, social unrest, overdue reckoning for racial justice and equality, deep political divides, and a lengthy...