Section: Mental, Visual, Audio and Physical Disabilities: Challenges

Directory: New York City History

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Introduction: Awareness is the first step toward change. This site seeks to enlighten those of us without awareness of the difficulties some people face daily.

Section: The Aging Population and Their Disabilities

Sub Section: The Nervous System

Web Link: Depression Among The Elderly
Web Link: Suicide Among the Elderly
Web Link: Stages of Alzheimer's Disease
Web Link: Alzheimer's Disease Caregiver Stories
Web Link: Parkinson's Disease
Web Link: The Nervous System-Groups of Nerves
Web Link: Definition of Parts and What They Do (North American Spine Society)
Web Link: Anatomy of the Brain
Web Link: Stroke
Web Link: Cervical Spondylosis
Web Link: Aging's Effects
Web Link: Specific Types of Brain Dysfunction
Web Link: Diabetic Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)-An Update
Web Link: Diabetic Neuropathy" What You Can Do About It.
Web Link: Dementia in the elderly
Web Link: Anxiety and Panic: Gaining Control Over How  You're Feeling                 All links working a/o 11/11/2011

Sub Section: The Musculo-Skeletal System

Web Link: Arthritis, Rheumatism, Musculo-Skeletal and Rheumatological Disorders
Web Link: Arthritis Advice: If You Are 65 or Older
Web Link: Osteoporosis Causes, symptoms and treatments
Web Link: Causes of back pain in the Elderly
Web Link: Fall Prevention Tips
Web Link: Hip Fractures in the Elderly
Web Link: Recovering From a Hip Fracture: What You Should Know
Web Link: Prevention of Unintentional Injuries Among Seniors
Web Link: Bruno and Alice: A Love Story in Twelve Parts About Seniors and Safety (These stories offer insight into some of the personal preventive measures seniors can take to make their environment safer and prevent injuries.
Web Link: Arthritis Info-Sheet for Seniors
Web Link: There are 14 Dangerous Things in This Picture? A Safety Poster
Web Link: Bathing for Older people with Disabilities: Accidental Deaths and Injuries:
Web Link: Exercise for the Elderly                                                   All links working properly a/o 11/11/2011

Sub Section: Sensory Systems: Visual and Auditory Impairments (Sensory loss; vision, smell and taste, hearing and touch as it relates to aging.)

Web Link: Deaf-blindness in elderly "untreated"
Web Link: Hearing Loss
Web Link: Aging and Cataracts
Web Link: Common Causes of Vision Loss in Elderly Patients
Web Link: Hearing Loss Info-sheet For Seniors
Web Link: Vision Care Info-Sheet for Seniors
Web Link: Smell and Taste Disorders                                            All links working a/o11/11/2011

Sub Section: Other Aging Concerns
Web Link: Seniors and Aging-Bladder Control Problems (Incontinence)
Web Link: Chronic Kidney Disease
Web Link: Constipation: Keeping Your Bowels Moving Smoothly
Web Link: Preventing the Flu
Web Link: Pressure Sores and Aging
Web Link: Dehydration and Aging
Web Link: Hospitalizations and Deaths Due To Respiratory Illnesses During Influenza Season
Web Link: Elderly Have Higher Risk For Cardiovascular, Respiratory Disease
Web Link: Pulmonary Infections: Pneumonia
Web Link: Aging With a Disability
Web Link: Aging With Long-Term Disability
Web Link: Institutionalization of Seniors: A Necessary Practice?
Web Link: Abuse In the Nursing Home                                                             All links working a/o 11/11/2011

Sub Section: Assistive Devices For Living Independently
Web Link: A Guide To Choosing and Using Assistive Devices
Web Link: Independent Living Aids & Assistive Devices
Web Link: Mobility Aids
Web Link: Bed Rails
Web Link: Medic Alert Systems
Web Link: Walk-in Bathtubs: Safety Tubs                                                     All links working a/o 11/11/2011

Sub Section: The Aging Population: Helpful Resources For Seniors and Caregivers
Web Link: New York Nursing Homes and other Care Options
Web Link: New York Adult Day Services
Web Link: New York Alzheimer's Care
Web Link: New York Assisted Living
Web Link: New York Home Care
Web Link: Veteran Homes of New York State
Web Link: New York State Office for the Aging-Senior Citizen's Resource Guide
Web Link: Journal of Aging and Health: Home Care Association of NYS
Web Link: Military, Pension, and Medical Records, 1820-1949. National Bureau of Economic Research
Web Link: New York State Government Toll Free Numbers
Web Link: New York State: Families & Caregivers
Web Link: Senior Citizens' Resources
Web Link: AARP Internet Resources on Aging
Web Link: Aging Well: Devoted to helping mature New Yorkers maintain proper health.
Web Link: Alzheimer's Association: A good resource for persons seeking general information, caregiver resources, and medical information about Alzheimer's disease.
Web Link: Benefits Checkup: Developed by the National Council on Aging to help seniors and their families connect to federal and state programs available to help them.
Web Link: The Jewish Home & Hospital Life care System: New York's largest non-profit skilled nursing facility has a Caregivers Guide on its web page.
Web Link: Applying for Public Housing
Web Link: Section 8 Assistance                                                        All l inks working a/o 11/11/2011

Section: Children, Teens and Young Adults With Special Needs: Helping Them To Achieve Their Potential.  "the best teacher is not necessarily the one who deals with the most facts, but who effectively allows the student to come to grips with the best part of themselves." Henry Winkler, former star of "Happy Days."

Sub Section: Caretakers of The Mentally Challenged Child
Web Link: Seattle Children's Home: The Seattle Children's Home provides services for Washington's emotionally and developmentally challenged children to help them live normal, productive lives.
Web Link: Kennedy Krieger Institute: Pact: Helping Children With Special Needs
Web Link: The Special Child
Web Link: Who's Teaching Our Children With Disabilities?
Web Link: Who's Challenged? Children with Special Needs, or their Caregivers?
Web Link: Children's Books About Disabilities: A Bibliography-Teacher's Guide
Web Link: Speaking and Writing About People with Disabilities: Disability, Handicap, or Challenge? What to Call It and How to Say It.
Web Link: The Avery Center: Therapeutic Childcare and Early Intervention Services to Children diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum

Sub Section: Speaking From The Heart: A series of short articles by Mary Pantazis, a Special Education High School Teacher.

Web Link: Music Makes The World Go  Round! by Mary Pantazis
Web Link: A Heartwarming Experience by Mary Pantazis
Web Link: One child....I Used to Know by Mary Pantazis a Special Education High School Teacher
Web Link: The Samplers by Mary Pantazis
Web Link: Special Gifts for Special People by Mary Pantazis (How the internet helps special needs people to find products to make their everyday living easier. )
Web Link: My Special Friend by Mary Pantazis
Web Link: Things Parents of Special Needs children Should Know (Advice for parents of special needs children)

        All links working properly as of 11/11/2011

Special Mention "Fragile Innocence" by reporter James Reston. Author and father of a mentally challenged daughter, Reston was stunned when  Hillary, his beautiful perfect baby,  suddenly suffered a  never-explained stroke at two years old. After five days of high fever, which "interrupted the blood flow to her brain and damaged significant portions of her brain, including her language center, "  his child was caged in a young toddler's mind forever. A father's pain and suffering and redemption--a story of love, once again, triumphing over despair.

Sub Section: Learning Disabilities and Learning Disorders
Web Link: Dyscalculia: a term referring to a wide range of life-long learning disabilities involving math.
Web Link: Using Mnemonic Instruction to Teach Math
Web Link: ADHD Basics: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder that becomes apparent in some children in the preschool and early school years. Learn more about ADHD and what  you can do to help children and adults with ADHD achieve their full potential.
Web Link: Teaching Social Skills to Kids Who Don't Yet Have Them: Students with learning disabilities often have difficulties accurately perceiving what other people do, say, or demonstrate.
Web Link: Anger Overload in Children: Diagnostic and Treatment Issues by David Gottlieb
Web Link: You Can Raise A Child With A Learning Disability! by Cynthia Wassong
Web Link: ADHD: What Parents Should Know
Web Link: Autism: Do We Understand It?
Web Link: Coping: A Survival Guide For People With Asperger Syndrome
Web Link: Asperger Syndrome: What is It?
Web Link: Asperger Syndrome From Childhood Into Adulthood                    all links properly working as of 11/11/2011

Sub Section: Stories Describing First-Hand Experiences with the Challenges of Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Web Link: Accepting Myself Moving Through the Five Stages of Loss by Deborah Green
Web Link: Dsycalculia: My Roller Coaster Ride, by Melissa R. Coleman
Web Link: A Mother's Tale of Middle School Transitions by a School Psychologist
Web Link: ADHD-One Mother's Perspective, by Kathleen Turner
Web Link: How Reading and Writing Have Shaped My Life, by Kathy Green
Web Link: Learning Disabilities Did Not Keep Me From Graduating College by Michele Glaser
Web Link: Left Behind at the Very Beginning of the Race by Thomas G. West
Web Link: My Life with Learning Disabilities by Lauren
Web Link: She doesn't Believe She Can Succeed by Bruce Saddler
Web Link: The Light at the End of the Tunnel is Right Before Your Eyes by Janet Williamson
Web Link: Turning Differences Into Advantages by Donald A. Winkler
Web Link: Turning Frustration Into Triumph by Michelle Lintner                         all links working as of 11/11/2011

Sub Section: Vision Impairment In Children
Web Link: A Day In A Life of Handicapped Child: Daniel has multiple disabilities, including visual impairment. Here is a glimpse of his day
Web Link: Tommy Is Legally Blind And No Child Has More Love of Life by Darlene Almer
Web Link: Teaching Students Who Are Blind or Partially Sighted
Web Link: Visual Impairments Fact Sheet
Web Link: What is Vision Impairment?                                  Links working as of 11/11/2011

Sub Section: Children's Speech and Communication
Web Link: The Surprising Power of Waiting by James D. MacDonald
Web Link: Common Speech Problems for Younger Children
Web Link: Why Do Children Have Difficulty Learning to Talk? by James D. MacDonald
Web Link: Communication in Autism
Web Link: Children With Communication Disorders
Web Link: Conversation Guide For Older Children by James D. MacDonald
Web Link: Students With Speech-Language Impairment
Web Link: When are Special Needs in Speech and Language Not Speech-Language Impairment      links ok. 11/11/2011

Sub Section: Hearing Impairment
Web Link: Strategies for Teaching Students With Hearing Impairments
Web Link: Early Identification of Hearing Impairment in Infants and Young Children
Web Link: Deaf Abuse
Web Link: The Affects of Deafness on Adolescent Development by Christina M. Poe
Web Link: Assistive Technology: Communication Devices for the Deaf
Web Link: Attention Getting Techniques
Web Link: Communicating with Deaf Students
Web Link: Higher Education and Deaf Students
Web Link: How Do Deaf Children Learn To Read?
Web Link: Psychology of Deafness?
Web Link: The Deaf Resource Library
Web Link: Hereditary Hearing Loss and Deafness
Web Link: Timeline of Deaf History
Web Link: The Rochester School for the Deaf
Web Link: In a Different Voice: Sign language preservation and America's Deaf Community         ok a/o 11/11/2011

Sub Section: The Use of American Sign language For the Hearing Impaired: The ASL University is an online curriculum resource for American Sign Language Students, Instructors, Interpreters, and parents of Deaf Children.
Web Link: American Sign Language
Web Link: Baby's First 100 Signs
Web Link: Finger Spelling Chart of the Alphabet
Web Link: ASL Lesson Plans for Home Schooling
Web Link: Facial Expressions: An Important Part of Communication
Web Link: Finger Spelling In the Classroom by Marci Wilson M.S., Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Web Link: Left Handed Signers: Questions and Answers
Web Link: Numbers in Sign Language

Special Mention: American Sign Language website for the Deaf:  Michelle , a graduate from California State University, Northridge has a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies with an emphasis in Teaching . Sign language is Michelle's passion and she loves nothing more than sharing it with you through her ASL lessons and video clips.

Sub Section: The Physically Impaired
Web Link: Teaching Students With Physical and/or Mobility Impairments
Web Link: Strategies For Teaching Students With Mobility Impairments
Web Link: Teaching Students With Physical Impairments
Web Link: Teaching Students With Disabilities

Sub Section: Traumatic Head/Brain Injuries
Web Link: How the Brain Hurts
Web Link: Understanding How the Brain Works
Web Link: Seizures
Web Link: Anger and Depression
Web Link: Headaches
Web Link: Collaboration Between Parents, Educators, and Physicians is Essential
Web Link: Educational Advocating for your Brain Injured Child by Shannon Lester
Web Link: How To Work With The Brain-Injured Child At Different Cognitive Levels

Section: General Disability Information
Web Link: History of Treatment of People With Disabilities
Web Link: Equal Treatment, Equal Access: Raising Awareness about People with Disabilities and Their Struggle for Equal Rights
Web Link: Severe and Education of Individuals With Multiple Disabilities-Definition and Types of Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Web Link: Teaching Tolerance
Web Link: Issues About Change: The Pros and Cons
Web Link: Historical Overview of Disability Policy
Web Link: The Legislative and Litigation History of Special Education
Web Link: Disabilities Overview
Web Link: Glossary of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Terms
Web Link: Research on Physical Activity and Health among People with Disabilities: A Consensus Statement



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