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Chronological Entries 2021-May, 2022+

The Resources List has resulted in an inflated web page that has become increasingly challenging to navigate.  As a result, we decided to break it into four separate sites.   There is some overlap; but they are complemen-tary and each should be viewed in order to learn about all of the links to further information on the general topic of disabilities.  The present site is arranged chronologically based roughly on the time at which the post was first brought to our attention.  There is no attempt to place related topics next to each other.  We have however added key words to each entry (Re: xxxx ) to facilitate use of a search engine to locate particular items of interest.  The other sites you may want to visit are:

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Contact Us  for further information on how to help us make a difference for those with disabilities.  

Chronological Postings between January, 2021 to present

Danielle Hughes
Re: Vision impairment correction
I represent the Community Outreach team at

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12 million people 40 years and over in the US have vision impairment. 1 million are blind, 3 million have vision impairment after correction, and 8 million have vision impairment due to uncorrected refractive error. 

Vision Center is an informational web guide created for those seeking eye surgery and other vision correction options. All content published on Vision Center is researched, written, and edited by licensed optometrists, experienced journalists, and other medical writers in the industry. All pages on our website are fact-based and sourced from recent scientific research, scholarly articles, textbooks, government agencies, and medical journals. Our website also does not host any form of advertisement. 

Please review our website:

Danielle Hughes, Community Outreach Manager
600 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701

Editor Note:  Contrary to claims on the web pages that no advertisements are hosted, some ads do appear.


KcodyDansereau, Outreach Specialist
Re: Financial support guide for kids with hearing loss
We here at Fiscal Tiger just created a new guide titled "Financial Guide for Families of Children and Teens with Deafness and Hearing Loss" that I think would make a great addition to your list. Hearing loss in children and teens is commonly misinterpreted as a learning or processing disability, or even as a behavioral issue. However, hearing loss in kids is more common than you might think. This guide reveals what symptoms to look for in infant, school aged, and teenage hearing loss, biological and external causes of hearing loss, and the costs of detecting and treating it. We also provide resources for college students and parents of teens and kids for extra support.

Editor note: Pop-up ads are irritating and may be difficult to handle with some reading systems.


HichamBenali   <>
Re: 45 Hand-picked Disability Scholarships
Hicham brings to our attention a great list of scholarships available to support advance education of persons with disabilities.  It is titled: 45 Hand-picked Disability Scholarships

Regularly updated (listed by deadline) disability scholarships that you can apply for, to reduce your fees.  Here is the link:
Editor note:
  Very user-friendly site.  


Samantha Hammill
Re:  Student Guide
Samantha writes: “We just published a College Students Guide to Ergonomics which has super-helpful information and tips for college students on how to stay safe and keep active."
See it here:
Samantha Hammill, Senior Editor, Unbreak Yourself
9960 Glades Rd      Boca Raton, FL 33434
Samantha also noted that a link we provided for the Center for Parent Information and Resources has changed.  The site has been updated from a non-secure (http://)  to a secure URL (https://).  Other information appears to be the same as originally posted.

       Center for Parent Information and Resources   c/o Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
       35 Halsey St., 4th Floor Newark, NJ 07102, (973) 642-8100

Editor note: See also:


Mae Richards
Re: Scholarship resources and programs and comparison of search platforms
I found another scholarship resource that would be a great.  This article was created by a friend who has a wide variety of knowledge on scholarship search platforms:  - The Best Scholarship Search Platforms.
Mae Richards, Marketing Manager

1228 Harker Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301


Maggie Monroe      <>
Re: Moving Guide for Families of People with Blindness and Vision Impairments
Suggesting U.S. Self Storage's moving guide which will help readers get a better understanding of how to prepare for a move if they or someone they know is living with blindness or alternative visual impairment.

Editor note:  There are some helpful tips and extra sites mentioned of potential value.  Clearly they would like you to use their self-storage services as well.


Doug Crawford      <>
Re: Scholarship Programs for Working Parents in Canada
Doug writes: "I am the President of
and a senior member of the SHRM community. I am currently promoting our Canada Working Parent College Scholarship Program.

Here is the link where you can find information on how to apply for the scholarship, and check out the essays and statements from our previous winners.  Here is the general link to connecting you with specific employers (mostly retail services):


Mitchell_Cruickshank < >
Re: Children's anxiety resources
I think anyone browsing your resources might also like this curated list of activities that are especially helpful for children with anxiety.


Jillian Day
Re:  Covid-19 related topics and Other Resources

Jillian writes: "Needless to say, 2020 was a difficult year for everyone. But after having talked to so many people over the past year through my work with 508Assist, I think it was an especially tough one for people with disabilities. From limited work opportunities to not knowing the government benefits they’ll receive to having less access to caregivers, the year gave individuals with disabilities unique obstacles.  With that in mind, I’m sending you a list of articles that I hope you’ll consider sharing:"

Know Your Rights during the COVID-19 Pandemic Series: This series of videos from the National Disability Rights Network offers information on your rights in a variety of scenarios during the pandemic.

 What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws: This article explains workers’ rights as they apply to the coronavirus.

 Want to Work From Home? Here's How to Find Jobs for Disabled People at Home: This is a great article on how to find a remote position, and this website also has a job board and resume builder.

 How to Best Seek Medical Treatment During the Pandemic: This is a great resource for anyone who needs to seek medical treatment now and in the coming months.

 Guide to Home Ownership for People With Disabilities: Those with their sights set on homeownership can find all the answers to their questions about the buying process here.

 VA Home Loan Calculator: This tool helps vets with disabilities (and those without!) understand what to expect during the home-buying process as well as all the costs.

 National Funding Sources for Home Modifications: Even if your insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid don’t cover accessibility modifications, there are other ways to pay for these accommodations.

 How to Ease Social Isolation During the Pandemic: This article offers coping strategies to those feeling isolated.

 Jillian Day,


Riley Haynes  <
Re: Guide on physical, mental, skin health for kids and teens - Dermatology

Riley writes: "I noticed you shared the Mental Health America page( on your site. Based on this you might be interested in hearing about our resource guide on physical, mental, skin health for kids and teens. This guide highlights why children and teens' mental health is so important, how fitness impacts the brain, in-school activity breaks and provides ideas for families to eat healthy diets to name a few."
Here’s the link -
Riley Haynes, Outreach Executive Assistant

The Derm Review -
The Dermatology Review, PO Box 639, Kirkland, WA, 98083

Editor note: Embedded in the foregoing are two additional links. The second one cites even more links to information and resources on mental health:


Nina Humphrey
Re: Traveling with Disabilities
Traveling by plane is one of the safest methods of travel but crowded airports, long waits at security checkpoints and baggage restrictions can make flying a nightmare when you have a disability. Our experts created a fully accessible guide with tips and tricks to make flying with a disability an easier, more enjoyable process. Here is the link to our guide:

Nina Humphrey,
9430 Research Blvd. | Building 4, Suite 400 | Austin, TX 78759


Olivia Parker>
Re: Vision Resources

The Vision Center was built so people could get free and helpful information about vision correction and to learn what it's like to have low vision or blindness in a world made for those who don't.
Globally, at least 2.2 billion people have a near or distance vision impairment. In at least 1 billion – or almost half – of these cases, vision impairment could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.
According to the CDC, an estimated 93 million adults in the United States are at high risk for serious vision loss, but only half visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months. The recommended link here addresses cataracts: /
Olivia Parker, Community Outreach Manager
The Vision Center, 600 Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701


Casey Wise   < >
I noticed a lot of content geared towards the visually impaired seems to be about simply coping with their condition or finding support, but not a lot focused on fun activities, so I put together a list of board games for the blind! I think it would make a fun addition.

Along the same lines, though not focused specifically to visually impaired individuals, our website also has a great curated list of places to find audiobooks. I think this might also be very helpful for them:

Also, I just finished an article called "11 Fun And Easy Activities For Seniors With Limited Mobility"

Editor comment:  This is a good site that has nice graphics and readable type size.


Angel Coronado   <>
Re: Guide to Backyard Playset Safety from Backyartisan
We just published a big guide for parents and local community leaders on playground accessibility and inclusiveness. Our guide covers everything that parents and local community planners need to know about how to make their local playgrounds and backyard playsets fully accessible. See our playset safety guide here:
(818) 330-5538

Editor Note: The inserted ads are annoying, but the content is otherwise good.


Molly Smith    <
I’m the founder of KnowYourDNA. When my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer, I immediately started searching for at-home preventative measures one could take. 
Using a simple, FDA approved test like 23andMe (or one of the others we tested), women like my mother are empowered to take their health into their own hands and see if they are at higher risks for things like breast cancer. I have developed two documents relating to DNA testing that can be found at the following links:

Molly Smith, Community Outreach, KnowYourDNA
121 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801

Editor note:  This site offers a good overview of the various vendors for DNA testing and the key differences between them.  One word of caution is the privacy of your data – there are few protections despite company assurances.


Maggie Strife>

Re: Resource Recommendation for Children with Special Needs
My name is Maggie and I am reaching out on behalf of the organization named Winnie that provides informational and helpful resources for families who have children in daycare, preschool, summer care, etc. [See: ].  One of the guides aims to help parents prepare their children with special needs transition from preschool into kindergarten successfully. Helping Children with Special Needs Transition into Kindergarten. While this guide is targeted towards children with special needs, the strategies we've listed within can prove to be useful for any child. The transition from preschool into kindergarten can be overwhelming and stressful for children, with longer days, noisy cafeterias, and more. We hope that this guide can be a go-to resource for parents to make sure their kids feel safe and heard.
Maggie C. Strife, Outreach Coordinator


Mell Langley
Re:  Cell phone security issues
Mell recommends the following link for a tutorial on security risks associated with using cell phones.

Editor note: Learn the risks and teach others how to stay safe.
There are also some helpful resources (at the bottom) for selecting the best cell phone service among the nation’s top carriers for your area and needs. 


Meghan,  Webmaster for A Single
Re: Grants and Benefits for Single Mothers
We are running this site as a team of single moms. We know how hard it is to be a single mother. That is why we have started this journey. Our site helps single mothers by listing useful grants, benefits and assistance programs provided by many public/private organizations and charities. Our articles also give guidance to single mothers on lots of subjects including but not limited to housing, rent, childcare, paying for bills, health/medicaid, food/cloth support. Up to now, we have covered all 50 states and many big cities. We have listed more than 3000 links for single mothers to various programs/grants/benefits/resources.

Grants for Single Moms - aSingleMother


10/19/21 et al
Sarah Breckon
Re: Grief and Depression Understanding.
SingleCare just published a piece called on Understanding Grief
Grief is a natural response to loss, yet can still be difficult to understand. That’s why we created this medically reviewed guide to provide important tips and resources for those grieving and their loved ones. 
The guide includes:


Olivia Nielsen
Re: Disaster Preparedness
I'm writing to you on behalf of my daughter, Jenny. Jenny is working on a community project for her youth group that involves compiling resources about disaster preparedness and emergency prepping.  As part of her project she recommends a web page on disaster preparedness:


Anthony Palomarez
Re: Accessibility Resources (Perlego books)
We are a textbook subscription service featuring over 650,000 titles across nearly any non-fiction genre you can think of, helping our users save hundreds of dollars on books. Our platform is extremely helpful to students, parents and educators.

One connection to disabilities issues is that this platform features a dedicated e-reader, making it an especially helpful resource for many browsing your page. Accessibility is extremely important to us. If you're interested in the other measures we've taken, you can read more about our commitment to accessibility and the features we have implemented here:
Our website is:


Year 2022


Kristen Edwards <>
Re:  Guide for People with Disabilities: Fire Preparedness
My name is Kristen and I work with Uphomes.  We created a resource you may like that is an excellent starting point for disaster preparedness for people with disabilities. One in every five adults living in the United States has reported a disability. Since people with disabilities face greater health risks and physical barriers, it is important to understand the different disability types and to have a plan in place in case of an emergency. Our guide explains fire safety for the mobility, visually, and cognitively impaired while also providing recommendations for keeping children with disabilities and service animals safe. You can check the guide here:


Cora Lewis
Re:  Safety in phone use
May I suggest content that your readers may find helpful?  Here’s the link:


William Hales
Re:  How to set up a Smart Home using your phone, etc.
May I suggest you add the following resource regarding use of assistive devices.

I believe it’s something that your readers will find very useful. Thanks, William

Editor note: If you find smart phones daunting, consider the complexity of having a Smart Home.  The site recommended by William may answer some questions and raise some possibilities for integrating the technology with assistive devices.


Marisa Probst
Re: Disaster planning resource for seniors
My name is Marisa and I'm reaching out on behalf of Rainbow International Restoration. Your site has an excellent compilation of resources for the elderly and I’d like to share an additional free resource, in hopes of this being beneficial.  From accessibility questions to mobility issues, disaster planning for seniors looks different than disaster planning for someone under the age of 65. Within our guide, Disaster Planning and Recovery for Seniors, we've included how to make an emergency plan, building emergency kits, evacuation plans, pet safety, and more. I believe your audience could benefit from this guide as a crucial reminder to be ready for anything to keep yourself and your loved ones safe during the unexpected.  
Marisa Probst, Outreach Coordinator

Editor Note: Rainbow International Restoration has franchisees all over the United States.


Skylar Johnson <>
Re:  Mesothelioma resources
My name is Skylar and I work for the advocacy organization, Mesothelioma Hope. At Mesothelioma Hope, we offer free resources that are reviewed by certified oncologists and provide detailed information about mesothelioma and its health impacts.  Our mission is to raise awareness about cancer and other asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma.  Please invite readers to view our link here:
Skylar Johnson - Advocacy Associate
1330 Boylston Street, Suite 400
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467    Tel. (855) 722-2974

Editor note:  While many of the resources mentioned on this site are specific to the greater Boston area, there are also some national resources highlighted. 


Hailey Dawn Stratton <
Re: Games and Activities for Autistic Children
I just wanted to suggest an additional resource you might like to include. It's a curated list of games and activities that are especially helpful for children with autism.

Editor note:
  There is a good list of references on autism at the end of the article.


Dave Adams <>
Re: Helpful apps for readers who have kids with learning disabilities
I’ve been roaming the net browsing on the subject of dyslexia I wanted to thank you for mentioning learning disabilities on your site. I chanced upon an article that lists 20 apps for kids with dyslexia and learning disabilities.  It’s super informative, and mentions quite a few apps I wouldn’t have found on my own.
Editor note: This reference provides a long list of apps complete with descriptions and graphics.


Heidi Elmore<>
Re:  Event Planning incorporating Accessibility Concerns
My name is Heidi, an outreach coordinator for Eternal Flowers (Le JardinInfini).
Eternal Flowers has created a guide with great information on creating accessible events for people with disabilities. The guide covers many accessibility topics and some of the barriers you might need to address when creating accessible events. Our goal is to help entertainment spaces be all-inclusive to every individual. Here is the link: Guide to Accessible Event Planning
Heidi Paris


Aislinn Carter     <>
Re: A New Resource for Visually Impaired College Students
Starting college can be a daunting experience for any prospective student, especially when you consider that 1 in 4 young people aged 16 to 25 have some form of visual impairment.  seems dedicated to providing informative resources to help those affected by this, I would love to share this recently published Guide for Visually Impaired College Students.

The guide was reviewed by Justin Romack who knows first hand what these students are experiencing. As well as this, he recently has earned the distinction as a Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals.
Aislinn Carter, Creative Copywriter

Editor note: All About Vision and Essilor Luxottica are the hosts for this very ambitious website that provide many resources for the visually impaired.  They have a global focus as well as providing local contacts to specialists in the United States and elsewhere.


Tony Randall <>
Re:  Applying for a job when over 40 years old – Do’s and Don’ts

I'm with We recently put together a resource on helping senior citizens avoid or combat against age discrimination when searching for a job. I think it would make a great addition to your website. is based in Netherlands but the counsel is applicable most everywhere.


Alvis Graham
Re:  Benefits and risks of electric powered bicycles
I thought you might be interested in this page that could help people like me who are interested in this topic. Here’s the link:  

Fly Rides USA, 12544 Kirkham Ct Suite 2, Poway, CA 92064, (619) 789-6634


Emily Baker <>
Re: Sports, Games and Exercises for Seniors
I am a teaching volunteer with Homeschooling Adventures. Currently, we are teaching the students about moral & social responsibility to our seniors and how we can keep seniors healthy mentally & physically.  As a part of the assignment one of my students, Jason, did some research and found this senior resource page -
I think your visitors will find it useful for senior fun and fitness.

Emily Baker | Teaching Volunteer, Homeschooling Adventures


3/18/22 (and 3/20)
Clement Spielman
Re:  Internet Security
I have a supporting resource that would be appropriate to your page. Here’s the link:


8/24/21 to 3/8/22
Nicole_Reynolds >
Re:  Disability and Dental Support
We would love for our organization to be included as another valuable resource on your Disabilities Resources page. We just added our new page on "Effects of Diabetes on Oral Health"  here:  People with diabetes are also more likely to develop serious oral conditions. This includes infections and pain that can affect your teeth, gums, jaw, tongue, palate, cheeks, or the bottom of your mouth.
Nicole Reynolds, New Mouth Community Outreach

1550 Wewatta St., Denver, CO 80202

Editor Note:
  Good content on oral health which is an area often over-looked in care for folks with disabilities.  We cannot vouch for advertisers embedded in their pages.


Chad West
Re:  Data to help in selecting among cable TV providers in your area.
I came across your page and found it really interesting. I have complementary resources that I believe your readers may find useful. Here’s the link:
Best Regards, Chad

Editor note:  This is a good tool to compare prices and options for all major cable providers in any region of the U.S.  It also offers suggestions for activities besides watching TV.


Alysson Webb
Re:  Assistive Technology and Learning Disabilities
My name is Alysson Webb, and I am a contributor to the StudyCorgi blog about writing and academic tips. Our team just recently released an article called "The Future Is Here: Assistive Technology for Learning Disabilities". This is an overview article on how modern assistive technologies can help students with learning disabilities in the educational process. Here is the link:
Alysson Webb | writer and blogger at StudyCorgi  (


Elvira Margie for World Crutches
Re: Resources for use of crutches and guides to donate or find them near your area.
One site recommended is: Where to Donate/Rent Crutches
This site provides a complete directory of National and State Programs on where to donate crutches and other medical equipment and where such might be rented or obtained for little to nothing if needed.  The main site also has numerous articles about use of crutches and various alternative designs and options.

A related article entitled: "12 Ways to stay positive while recovering on crutches" may also be of interest. Referred by Elvira Margie.


Jim Roberts,  Content Coordinator, MyMove, LLC  
Re: Moving tips for deaf people
Our team has created a guide that focuses on moving tips for hard-of-hearing dwellers.
We know that 37.5 million Americans report trouble with hearing and moving can pose many challenges with communication and safety. While technology has been very helpful for the deaf community or those suffering with hearing loss, activities like relocating can be stressful. 

Our community resource is completely free and includes: 

MYMOVE, LLC, 1101 Red Ventures Drive, Fort Mill, South Carolina, 29707


Emily Baker <>
Re: Memory issues
I am a teaching volunteer with Homeschooling Adventures. Currently, we are teaching the students about  senior health care focused on dementia and other forms of memory loss.  As a part of the assignment one of our students, Josh, found this article: 

It is about improving memory, distinguishing between forgetfulness and actual memory decline, et al.
Emily Baker | Teaching Volunteer, Homeschooling Adventures


Marisa Probst <>
Re:  Tutors to support students with special needs.
Marisa advocates for an organization, GoStudent, that provides for on-line tutors in a wide variety of disciplines and for students with a variety of different abilities and interests. One of the areas is providing at home on-line tutoring to students with autism. 

Editor:  GoStudent GmbH was founded as a for profit organization in Vienna in 2016.  Currently, GoStudent is serving customers in 23 countries. Via its platform, GoStudent provides paid, one-to-one, video-based instruction to primary, secondary and college-aged students in 30+ subjects, using a membership model.  On-line reviews are mixed; so, do your due diligence before subscribing to their services.  This does not detract from the value of their articles.


Laura Jacobs <>
Re: Resume Assistance for Job Seeking Persons Differently Abled
People with disabilities encounter numerous challenges in securing employment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 17.9 percent of persons with a disability were employed compared to 61.8 percent for persons without a disability.
Our resource is focused on helping people with disabilities create a strong resume that would help increase their chances of getting hired.  Important information such as laws that protect their rights and dealing with workplace discrimination and harassment are also included to help prepare for employment.

View the guide here:

We believe that landing a job and building the perfect resume should be simple. With your help, we can create awareness about tools and resources that can help readers take control of their careers.
Laura Jacobs, Outreach & Communications Coordinator,

Editor:  Included in this guide are a number of additional links to resources directed to connect applicants to employers who are “friendly” to folks needing special accommodations.


Eric Rodriguez, Co-Founder &CEO, Innerbody Research 
I’d like to introduce our Resources for Family Caregivers guide, which we wrote to provide support and information to those caring for family members and other loved ones. Caregivers play such an important role in the lives of so many and can use all the help they can get. Here is the link:

Innerbody Research 
3790 El Camino Real, Ste. #524, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Editor note: The link above is but one of many resources available on their professionally vetted website covering a variety of health related concerns.



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