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Welcome to our section on disabilities. Featuring a combination of original content, guest posts, inspiring stories, and practical tips. We hope you’ll find this section useful and informative. May it lift you up with a little encouragement, empathy, and compassion.

Social-Sexual Education for individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities

Sacramento, Calif. - People with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, usually want to have romantic relationships, but are often not given the tools to create them in a meaningful, safe way. This is particularly true for those with intellectual disabilities.

Volunteers Raising Service Dogs for People with Disabilities

Canine Companionsยฎ provides expertly trained service dogs for children, adults and veterans with

Autism inspires Roseville student toward career path

Brother with Autism Inspires Sibling Roseville, Calif.- As I feel the sunshine peer in my window, I open my eyes to see a plate of...

Be a Friend This Holiday Season

Outreach could jumpstart a lifelong friendship Roseville, Calif.- With Christmas, and other year-end holidays approaching, I'm going to put an idea or two right...

Couple Managing Several Disabilities

In a telephone interview, 62-year-old Bernice said, "I was born prematurely and was exposed to oxygen in the incubator. The result was called retinopathy of prematurity

Week Two with Journalist David M. Perry

Last week, you learned about David M. Perry, a history professor who doubles as a nationally known disabilities rights journalist and activist. He has...

Raising His Son with Down Syndrome

On his day job, 44-year-old David M. Perry of Brookfield, Illinois, is a Dominican University history professor and Medieval Venice expert. After hours, he's...

Teen with ASD Loves Dogs, Art, and Cars

A National Institute of Mental Health website states that people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have "ongoing social problems" that include "difficulty communicating...

Mom Serves Dementia Residents

Last week, I introduced you to Tish and Joe Griffin, mother and son, of Destin, Florida. (They first read this column in the Walton...

Mom Turns Caregiving Into Career

So taken up by their moving story, I'm devoting the next two weeks to Joe and Tish Griffin, 21-year-old son and 60-year-old mother, of...

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