Coping with Physical Disability


Physical Disabilities: The First Step Is Understanding

Physical disabilities come in a range of forms, and they stem from a variety of causes. On the Web, you will find sites that provide resources to help you understand, find ways to limit the impact of, and get support for your physical disability.

What are Physical Disabilities?

Taking time to learn about a physical disability is perhaps one of the most effective ways to ... read more »

Types of Physical Therapy and Treatment Centers

With treatment or some type of therapy, it is possible to overcome or reduce the effects of certain ... read more »

Coping with Physical Disability

Physical disabilities create both logistical and emotional challenges that present themselves daily. Whether you need to obtain a wheelchair, access a public building, or deal with the frustration or sadness that can accompany a disability, the Web has resources that can help you cope.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • There are many foundations with Web sites full of information about physical disabilities and other health issues. These sites also have support resources such as online communities and peer-counseling programs. For a directory of several foundations and organizations that address physical and other disabilities, see the Member Directory of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Web site.
  • Coping with a disability may be easier if you have others to talk to. The “Support Groups for Those with Physical Disabilities” section of this guide can help you find other people who have had (or have) an experience similar to your own.

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Children and Physical Disabilities

With the helpful instruction provided by these Web sites, you'll be able to teach your children how ... read more »

Physical Disability Laws and Rights

There are laws, health-care policies, and other resources in place to help people with ... read more »

Support Groups for Those with Physical Disabilities

Talking to others who have a physical disability or care for people with disabilities can sometimes ... read more »

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