Guide to Disability Insurance

Table of Contents Overview of disability insuranceThe basics of long-term disability insuranceWhat is a long-term disability?Costs of LTD insuranceTerminology: understanding LTD policiesWhat alternatives are there to long-term disability?Self helpNetwork of family and friendsIs short-term disability an alternative to long-term disability?Are Social Security Disability and Workers’ Comp alternatives to long-term disability?Is LTD coverage worth it?Benefits of …

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What is Disability Culture, and Do Reproductive Technologies Threaten It?

Table of Contents Genetic diversity and disabilityGenetic diversity: conserving it, imposing it, or eliminating it?Disability culture and life worth livingThe bottom line Bioethics and the disability community have always had a strange and uncomfortable relationship. That is because many of the mainstream controversies that define modern bioethics have a direct impact on people with disabilities: …

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#CripTheVote: what is it?

The 2016 election brought the #CripTheVote movement into the forefront of American politics. However, the movement wasn’t just about that election. It’s about increasing the visibility of people with disabilities for all elections and achieving better representation at all levels of government. The #CripTheVote movement gained a lot of momentum after Donald Trump was called …

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How To Choose A Wheelchair That's Right For You

Table of Contents Self-Evaluation: The Wheelchair Shopping ProcessWheelchair Basics – Manual WheelchairsManual wheelchairsAftermarket products for manual wheelchairsWheelchair Basics – Power WheelchairsPower wheelchairsBatteriesSeating and PositioningTilt and reclineStandingManual Wheelchairs and Power Wheelchairs – A Detailed ComparisonWheelchair Sizing and Dimensions What’s so hard about choosing a wheelchair? I can just choose one that looks good to me, or …

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How to Choose a Pediatric Wheelchair

Table of Contents The pediatric wheelchair basicsIndustry changesSetting goals: what does your child need from a power wheelchair?Social considerations and pediatric wheelchairsStick to pediatric wheelchairs More than ever, the pediatric wheelchairs of today are well-designed and technologically advanced. These power wheelchairs for kids are sophisticated, and exhibit a level of smart design that enables children …

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Service Dogs in School: A Girl with a Disability and her Service Dog

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has recently found what we all know in our hearts to be true: nothing should come between a girl and her dog, and there is a place for service dogs in school. Well, that’s definitely a paraphrase. Actually, the case concerns Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old with cerebral …

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