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disabled

(dĭs-ā′bəld)
adj.
1. Having become or having been rendered inoperative: a disabled vehicle.
2. Having a disability: a disabled veteran.
n.
(used with a pl. verb) People with physical or mental impairments, considered as a group. rights of the disabled.

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Q. Is it true that fibromyalgia is a disability? I haven't worked long enough to draw my regular social security, the fibromyalgia i have had since 1996 keeps me from working, so why can't i get ssi and some health insurance please help me.

A. Fibromyalgia is a relatively new term in the medical world, which primarily is defined by muscle and tissue pain and the etiology, or reason is unknown. Also, sufferers react to pain with a light touch often. Other symptoms include stiff joints and insomnia.

Fibromyalgia is considered a symptom, as this is when a set of symptoms occur together without known cause. A disability, however, is a physical defect or illness that is clearly defined.

Fibromyalgia shares symptoms of those who have a high degree of stress and/or anxiety, so this has been suggested as the cause as well. These links that follow might help more:

About.com: Fibromyalgia - News, information, and support for sufferers of fibromyalgia.
Arthritis Insight-Fibromyalgia - Definition, the symptoms, and how is it diagnosed and treated.
Autonomic (Sympathetic) Nervous System Dysfunction in Fibromyalgia - Fibromyalgia symptoms can be explained by autonomic (sympathetic) nervous system dysfunction
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Q. What kind of job would suit a person with a disability like arthritis? My Dad is settled in USA, and he suffers from Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can anyone suggest me a job which he can take up, which he can do, without too much of physical work? He is well educated and was a teacher in India, but he is waiting for his certificates to get to USA, to apply for teaching positions.

A. Assuming you don't consider teaching in a classroom too much physical work, he should probably wait for his teaching certificates to clear and then work as a teacher. I meas, why do you feel he should change his career?

Q. Could ADHD be the reason my nine year old can not read or tell the difference between 16 and 60? My nine year old can not read or remember how to spell little words like as and on. She also has major problems with complicated sorting that other child younger then her can do. The school says it is because she is not on medication for her ADHD. She has a younger sister who has ADHD and is not on medication and she is doing well in school. Can ADHD cause all her problems or is there something else going on.

A. I have a 13-year-old child who has ADHD along with learning disabilities including an auditory processing disorder and a working memory disorder (diagnosed in 2nd grade). Not sure if the attention symptoms are because of the learning disabilities, etc. LD goes hand in hand with ADHD and vice verse. A very high percentage of people who have ADHD also have something else going on such as learning disabilities, oppositional defiance disorder, bipolar disorder, etc. My child is 13 now and has always exhibited signs of ADHD, LD and ODD. You should have your child tested at the school level for learning disabilities. Write a letter requesting testing for learning disabilities and give it to your school's principal. The school then has I believe 30 days to respond with testing.This will let you know if your child also has a learning disability going on with the ADHD. It also gives you the option of allowing your child to receive Special Education services in a resource class.

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However, over a quarter of disabled people aged 1564 years who were either not actively looking for work or not available to work reported that they would like to have a job.
Meanwhile, 26% of disabled staff had reported being harassed, bullied or abused by a colleague, compared to 15% of non-disabled staff.
He said disabled people tended to have less schooling years than others, resulting in the acquisition of limited skills and educational qualifications.
were violating job quota for disabled and compile a report
Mozammel Haque, who became frustrated due to his disability, received the appointment letter from a job fair for the disabled. He is now an official of ESKE Clothing, a readymade garment factory in Ashulia.
The participation of disabled people in the electoral process was encouraging, he added.
Education: Fewer disabled people have higher levels of education which may make it harder to get jobs with higher rates of pay.
"Some argue that if a disabled person cannot enter the place in a wheelchair, you could piggyback them, but those who have spine problems or other muscle issues cannot even be carried by one other person.
"We want disabled persons to register with the national council to benefit," she said.
It also found that disabled people are much more likely to be in poverty than non-disabled people.
"It is true that the date of application should be considered, but that's in normal cases and should have nothing to do with the disabled.
The largest differences between the share of disabled people and non-disabled people being at risk of poverty or social exclusion were observed in Bulgaria (63.7 per cent for disabled people compared with 44.1 per cent for non-disabled people), followed by Belgium, Estonia and the United Kingdom.

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