Top Disability Etiquette Mistakes

Don’t shout when talking with someone with a hearing disability. When we shout our face muscles change and it makes it a lot harder for the disabled person to try and read our lips.

People traveling in or with wheelchairs must look up all the time. Signs etc. are way above their eye level so it is hard on their necks over time. If possible it is great if we can sit next to them if we are going to talk for a while. This makes it much easier on their necks and It makes our time with them more pleasant.wheelchair travel in limos

Many disabled have perfectly working minds and great senses of humor. We can learn much from them and their struggles to get through everyday life. The things we take for granted may be a large hurdle for them. They have insight we do not have.

I am not sure if people really think much about people with disabilities and I think that’s what one of the problems is. Liberation theology has a thing that one can only see from the position one stands. I sat on a board for the resources for the disabled for several years. It became important to me to help others to understand the challenges that people with disabilities have. Now the town of Yonkers is known to be one of the hilliest cities in the country. When you are a person in a wheelchair, for example, trying to get up a hill or get down a hill, to make sure that you know you’re not gonna go into hole or crevices the sidewalk. All those things are important. They need to have signs.  I’m told to have them lowered so that they can see the signs. They also need to have a resting place so when they have the motorized wheelchairs it’s nice to be able to have a place a little park or little sitting area where they can kind of plug in and recharge the batteries. I like to work with people with disabilities, to try to find the other things that we can do to be socially conscious of them. We do have a lot of handicapped ramps and things like that and handicapped parking but there’s still so much more to be done.

Thanks to the fine Scottsdale Limousine Service, Luxe Limos AZ, for sharing some of these facts on travel for disabled. They often provide airport transportation to disabled in Phoenix and Sky Harbor airport. They are a great outfit who do great work.

Autism Asperger’s and Travel

lavender-oilsParents of children with Aspergers or Autism face the challenge of traveling and keeping their children calm and relaxed.  This can sometimes be a real challenge for the parents and more so for the child. Traveling can be fun but it can also be stressful. These conditions can make travel more stressful than fun for the family. So what can the family do to make the situation easier?

Essential oils

Long before modern medicine and Pharmaceuticals that are so common today, essential oils have been used to help alleviate conditions and improve the quality of life. It is very important to make sure that if you use essential oils you use a therapeutic grade that is pure. Since you will be applying these topically onto your skin or your child’s skin as well as even ingesting them you want to make sure that you are getting the full benefit of the oil. Additionally, you want to make sure you are not ingesting synthetic components which are of no value and could potentially be harmful.

Even with pure oils care should be taken as they can be extremely potent and strong. It is best to use a lot of common sense and start with small doses to see how your child reacts. There are many oils to choose from and some may work better than others. It is common that many oils can be used for the same condition so a little experimentation on your part will be to achieve the best results.

Often it is helpful to keep the child calm.  A calming oil which is used often is lavender oil. You want to possibly start by applying it onto the bottoms of your child’s feet and into the toes. The bottoms of our feet are extremely porous and within seconds to minutes the oil will be diffusing through the skin and getting into the bloodstream. Many parents report within minutes their child has calmed down and has a sense of peace and security. Now Lavender is a very flowery smelling oil so some boys may object to it due to the fragrance.  If this is the case, there are many other choices such as bergamot for vetiver as well as petitgrain oils.

It is worth the parent’s time to put some effort and investigate the different oils available.  Many tens of thousands of people report positive results using these wonderful natural solutions.  So, look at companies such as Doterra to obtain your oils. We believe they have the very best oils available on the planet. They also spend a lot of time and money and effort to help other people who supply the raw oils to them to flourish and improve the qualities of their lives. They are a unique company. The oils are sourced from areas where the plant grows naturally. The oils are thoroughly tested for purity so you know that you are getting the very best. The company has pushed the envelope in producing pure oils and is a leader in therapeutic grade pure essential oils. We hope that these can benefit you and your children.

10 Arizona Destinations

Travel destinations that are off the charts are not always easy to come by. If you live in Arizona you probably know what the state has to offer and take advantage of it as often as possible.

The state is known for heat but that is not all it has to offer. The mountain peaks have snow in the winter and well into the summer on the higher ones. And of course, it is famous for the Grand Canyon.

The city of Phoenix has a lot to offer. With suburbs like Scottsdale and Chandler AZ there are plenty of fun and exciting places to visit. Scottsdale has some great golf courses and resorts. It is known for many as a vacation destination.

Check out the video for 10 great places to visit in Arizona!

Don’t forget places like Sedona AZ which are some of the most beautiful places on earth. The red rocks and vistas are worth the travel time to get there. There are plenty of great hotels and motels. Restaurants are abundant and good.

If you would like to experience nature then there are a great many places to camp around Sedona. There are rivers to fish and trails to hike. Places to swim in the rivers are frequent as the Arizona weather is warm. So don’t be afraid of the water, you will warm up soon after getting out!

There are also the White mountains east of Phoenix. They have numerous lakes and rivers to explore. Most people who travel from Phoenix will take highway 87 up through Payson AZ. There are also ways to get into the mountains from Globe AZ off highway 60.

Either way, you will find quite a lot of alpine beauty and being this far south means the nights are not terribly cold. But they can get cold so be prepared.