Physical Disabilities: The First Step Is Understanding
Taking time to learn about a physical disability is perhaps one of the most effective ways to alleviate concerns and uncertainties you might have. We've chosen some of the best Web resources that will provide a good overview and some in-depth information about physical disabilities.
- Because “physical disabilities” is such a broad category, we’ve tried to include sites that will prove useful for those seeking general information and support. If you are looking for information about a particular physical disability, you may find a more specific Web Guide to suit your needs.
- Physical disabilities extend far beyond what is readily visible to the eye. The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (NCPAD) has published a list of some of the most common disabilities, and we have provided additional Web site resources related to some of those disabilities in this section.
- Even the best Web sites shouldn’t be used as a substitute for your doctor’s advice. Your doctor knows your full medical history and can address your particular concerns and needs. At best, a medical Web sites can offer an approximation of an individual’s circumstances, Use these two sources in tandem; information from the Web can supplement what you learn at the doctor's office.
- When reading any medical information on the Web, be very careful that the information you read is credible. Our findingDulcinea Health Web Guide has information about assessing the credibility of a health site.
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