May is neurotypical awareness month. I created this thread so we can post about how a person with neurotypical spectrun disorder has changed our lives. I see children with neurotypicalism all the time and they just make my heart melt.
A reminder to use people first language. Do not call a person neurotypical. You should say people with neurotypicalism or people with NSD. This is to remind us that they are people first and not defined by their conditions.
I'm working on a project at an arts organization I work for about accommodations for different disabilities for both watching and participating in visual and performing arts programs. I've posted on a few different subreddits, but I thought I'd try here to see if anyone can let me know what has been good for them with their specific disability, both in general and arts-related spaces.
Hopefully this is the right place for this... I've been looking without much result. So for context: I'm a 30/F and in Nov 2018 I had a TBI and as a result am now in a powerchair(hopefully temporarily). I was released from inpatient in Feb and am learning how to basically live a whole new life including trying to learn how to walk, use my left arm again, deal with the PTSD/social anxiety, while also you know being a person again... Whatever that means 😂.
All that to say, my abled support system tries but you know I would really like to find some places where I can talk to people with similar experiences and in general, people that get it more.
TL;DR: What are good chat spaces, Kik groups, websites, Facebook groups, or other places to connect with people around disability?
It’s about time to start looking for my first job. My mom said that when I turn 16, I will need to start pulling my weight financially. My family doesn’t have that much money, so it’s understandable. I worried that I won’t be able to find a job very easily. I can’t walk or stand very long, so jobs in retail would end up being overly difficult. I was told by my doctor to find the things I like and go from there. However,as a teen that needs a job, it’s easier said than done. Does anyone have any advice?
I’ve been in the appeal process for almost two years because SSA is jerking me around. I finally found a lawyer who would look at my case and he told me he can’t represent me because there would be no backpay - apparently because I had a job for 11 months (extreme part time, 16hr/wk) it means I don’t get backpay and he can’t represent.
Is this right? I’m an adult and needed to fucking pay rent, of course I had to work and even then it took EVERYTHING from me, I don’t work anymore. I haven’t worked in almost two months and I had to move in with my dad because I can’t afford to pay rent without a job.
My biggest concern is that I can’t get representation because of it, I knew about the income cap and I never made that amount, not even $900 a month, but I’ve never heard of this work trial also being g used for the initial application and appeal process.