6 Articles to Help People Living with Disabilities (plus a bonus resource)

We recently had someone reach out with a number of interesting articles that are designed to help people living with various disabilities. Thanks, Jennifer McGregor, for putting this list together.

Please consult with your physician prior to implementing any changes recommended in these resources. Be advised that there is no implied endorsement of the information contained therein.

Jennifer is a pre-med student. She and a friend developed PublicHealthLibrary.org for a college class. Her goal is to turn it into a go-to resource for reliable health information on the Web. 

  1. Explaining special needs to your child: 15 great children’s books: Are you at a loss about how to explain special needs to your child? Here are 15 books that you can read to your child or classroom that will help explain special needs to children.
  2. How to Remodel for Accessibility: Not everyone can move when disability hits. Here’s how you can create a handicap accessible home with a remodel.
  3. Developing Your Blind Child’s Sleep Schedule: This is a unique challenge as a blind child’s circadian rhythm is thrown off because they don’t have light cues. There are things you can do to establish a sleep schedule.
  4. How to Exercise if You Have Limited Mobility: You don’t need to have full mobility to experience the health benefits of exercise. While there are challenges that come with having mobility issues, by adopting a creative approach, you can overcome any physical limitations and find enjoyable ways to get active and improve your health and well-being.
  5. Healthy Eating Advice for Wheelchair-bound People: This fact sheet offers general advice for people who are wheelchair-bound. The scale of immobilization and/or paralysis directly affects the function of digestive organs. Here’s a short list of foods you might want to avoid and those you want to include in your diet.
  6. How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities: Children of all abilities and needs should have room to play and explore their world. Here are some ideas on how you can create a fun outdoor space for children of all needs.
  7. Bonus Resource – A Number to Call When Traveling with Someone Autistic: It can be quite daunting to fly with an autistic person as there’s a lot of extra stimuli that can disturb them. There are resources out there to help, one of which is a phone number that can help ease the security checkpoint process. Call three days before traveling (855) 787-2227.