turmericTurmeric as a Pain Killer

People have used organic medicines for thousands of years.  Much of our current pharmaceuticals are simply compounds or derivatives of plants. Many people consider medicine purchased in pharmacies to be safer due to rigorous testing and rigid production controls that insure the proper dose is in each pill. However there are other people who believe that God’s natural cures are better for the human body. To be honest, there are probably good arguments on both sides.

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2014-NDEAMNational Disability Employment Awareness Month

“Expect. Employ. Empower.”

Congress initially declared the first week in October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” in 1945. In 1988 the week was changed to a full month of recognition and the name changed to “National Disability Employment Awareness Month” (NDEAM). Despite the changes, the focus remains the same- to raise awareness of this group of people consisting of thousands of unemployed or underemployed individuals many of whom could make significant contributions to society if employers would be willing to adapt to meet specific needs.

Many employers are unsure how to accommodate people with disabilities, therefore they just maintain status quo. WhatCanYouDoCampaign.org has a lot of information for employers ranging on what to expect to how to make changes and educate the workforce. Visit this website at http://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/blog/index.php/employer-resources.

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ssa-checkCan a Debt Collector Take My Social Security Check?

In this day and age debt is easy to accumulate, even if we try everything possible to prevent it. Debt is very real to those who have applied for Social Security disability and are unable to work and are expected to live with little or no income for months or years while the Administration makes a decision on their benefits application.  During this time many people end up using their credit cards to buy food, medicine and pay bills. Medical debt can increase significantly. The combination can result in large amounts of debt with debt collection agencies eagerly chomping at the bit to get hold of your money when it starts to come in.

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man with cell phone5 Phone Apps for People with Disabilities

Below are five phone apps we found that could be of assistance to people with various disabilities. We have not personally tried all of these apps, therefore we cannot vouch for them. We are also not affiliated with any of the developers or companies mentioned.

Parking Mobility (iPhone, Android)

Have you ever wandered around an unfamiliar area looking for public handicap parking? This app provides user edited maps of available parking spaces. Users can upload new spaces, delete ones that no longer exist and report parking abusers. According to the developers, adding new parking areas only takes about 30 seconds and you will be helping others in your community too. This app has mixed reviews on Google Play. Many people are writing that abuse reporting does not work, but it can still provide parking location assistance.

SoundAMP Lite (iPhone $0.99) and Hearing Enhancer (Android)

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John Bramblitt painting portrait of young boyInspiration in Color- A Blind Artist

Every once in a while someone comes along that can be an inspiration to anyone whether they have a disability or not. John Bramblitt is such a person. Over ten years ago John lost his site due to epilepsy. Although his eyes are fine, he has lost the part of the brain that creates images from what his eyes see.

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