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. Making your home a place where a child with special needs can be active takes more than a look around. You’ll want to brainstorm ways the outside can be an inclusive sanctuary for children of all abilities, too. Read more.

Best Medical Alert Systems of 2019

Emergencies are inevitable, but these top medical alert systems equip you with fast, 24/7 assistance to get you help when needed most. Read the pros and cons of the best medical alert systems out there. Read more

Guide to Medical Alert Systems

Medical alert systems act as safety nets for many people — seniors living at home, out-patients with lingering mobility issues, chronic illness sufferers, as well as the family and healthcare professionals who support them. A wearable emergency button provides one-touch access to help when you need it. Curious about medical alerts? While we already provide a comprehensive review of the …

The 9 Most Hazardous Chemicals for People With Special Needs

Toxic chemicals in the environment are a problem for everyone, but people with special needs are especially vulnerable. For half a century, American products and advertisements touted “better living through chemistry.” But today’s children are repeatedly exposed to a wide variety of harmful chemicals in the food they eat, the water they drink, the things they touch, and the air …

Guide to Student Disability Protections and Plans

Parents of students with disabilities may have a lot of questions when sending their children to school. Will the school adequately support their child? What laws are put in place to ensure their safety and success? To help answer some of these questions and more, our team created a guide that is directed primarily toward parents of students with disabilities, …

Childproofing your home for a child with vision impairment

Childproofing your home is an ongoing and potentially costly process. This routine is made more complex for the parents of a child with a visual impairment. As your child grows and begins to explore their world, there are dozens of opportunities for accidents around the house.  The right strategy for childproofing is crucial to success.  Learn More

What are Adaptive Sports for people with disabilities?

People with disabilities are capable of anything they set their minds to — and sports are no exception. Adaptive sports, otherwise known as para-sports or sports for people with disabilities, are just that. These sports promote mobility, community and excitement while offering physical benefits for people with disabilities. Adaptive sports span a broad spectrum, from mild modifications on traditional games to …

How Much Does it Cost to Build a Wheelchair Ramp?

Many homes require stairs to get in. If you have aging parents or other family members with certain physical disabilities, you should strongly consider building a wheelchair ramp. Fortunately, installing a handicap ramp is not too expensive, but there are ways to lower your project cost even further. Use the full handicap ramp cost calculator in this article and then, …