Accessible Living After a Spinal Cord Injury

Accessible Living After a Spinal Cord Injury

Addressing home accessibility concerns are different when you’re born with a disability versus acquiring one later in life. I certainly didn’t expect becoming paralyzed, wheelchair-bound and ventilator dependent at the age of 16 years old. Although sometimes life gives you obstacles and you have to learn to overcome or deal with them in whatever way possible. For myself and my family, this meant changing our lifestyle in order to accommodate my needs. Read more

Planning Home Accessibility for a Special Needs Child

Does your child need more room to move around with their walker, wheelchair or stander? You’re not alone; many parents face this same issue. Some know what should be done and others have no clue where to begin.

For those that are going through planning home accessibility for a special needs child, I have put together some questions to look at as well as some resources to get help with your home modifications. After all, not everyone is a handy person or knows a contractor. For those of us that need some help, here are some things to get you started.

Planning Things Out

To get anything done, you need to have a plan – this is no different when you being looking at making accessibility changes to your home. Before you begin, ask yourself some questions to get started: Read more