Tips For the Newly Disabled

newly disabled

I was paralyzed from the waist down for several years in my thirties. The ten tips below came from my own hard, slow work to regain my mobility, and the common experiences of many disabled clients in similar situations. They will help you understand what might be happening in your mind, body and social life, […]

Ouch Podcast #41

This month it’s all about summer fun. Listen to our Clothes Clinic phone-in; your questions answered by blind fashion columnist Claire Jennings and WheelieChix-Chic fashion house founder Louisa Summerfield. Rob Crossan attempts to thrash our presenters at a disability quiz, our Vegetable Vegetable or Vegetable game returns plus music from unsigned band Bete Noire and […]

Teens and Physical Challenges

Disabled Prom

The teenage years are difficult for both parent and child.  Raging hormones combined with physical challenges can be a nightmare for the unprepared parent. How can parents help their physically challenged teenager? First, remember that teenagers are in the thrall of hormones. Between the ages of thirteen to eighteen, these children are growing into young adulthood.  […]

The Consequences of Diabetes In Your Life

A diagnosis of diabetes may have a huge impact on your life in many ways. You could develop serious health problems such as: Skin – Skin problems are common in diabetics. Watch out for infections and other skin disorders such as calluses and foot ulcers. Eyes – Cataracts, glaucoma and other eye problems should be […]