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Volunteer Blog: Home Improvements for Disabled Homeowners

Written By Patrick Young, Volunteer Blog Writer for ACI

Being a homeowner with a disability presents unique challenges. You want a living environment that supports your needs functionally, but you don’t want a home that feels institutional. Thanks to changes in the market, you can find homes that suit your mobility needs or modify an existing property for better accessibility.

Posted on September 19, 2018 and filed under Housing, Volunteer Blog.

Volunteer Blog: Small Business Startups - Tips for Individuals with Disabilities

Written By Patrick Young, Volunteer Blog Writer for ACI

Starting a small business comes with a lot to think about; from where to get funding to how to find clients, there are so many details that it can easily become overwhelming if you don’t have a good plan in the beginning. Because there are so many different types of businesses you can pursue, there are just as many different ways to run them. Whether you want to have a storefront or work from the comfort of your own home, it’s imperative that you consider what will work best for you in the future, not just in the present.

This is especially true if you are living with a disability. Limited mobility, exhaustion, and stress-related health issues are just a few of the things you might face as a business owner, so it’s important to keep your health in mind and take care of yourself during the process. Finding the best fit for you may take some time, so be patient as you work through the details.

Read on for some great tips on how to start a business when you’re living with a disability.

Posted on August 9, 2018 and filed under Volunteer Blog.

Volunteer Blog: How to Qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits

Written By Eric Minghella, Volunteer Blog Writer for ACI

Qualifying for Social Security Disability Benefits
If a medical condition has made it impossible for you to work and earn a living, you might be eligible to receive Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees two separate disability programs. These programs are Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which is a program for disabled workers, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) which is for disabled workers but is not based on work history but on financial need. In most cases, those who have physical disabilities are more likely to be awarded SSDI while those with intellectual disabilities are more likely to receive SSI benefits.

Posted on February 15, 2018 and filed under Volunteer Blog.

Volunteer Blog: Project Hope and Beyond

Written By Niodhi Joshi, Volunteer Blog Writer for ACI

Therese Borchard, founder of an online community for people who struggle with depression and anxiety; and the website has many things to offer for the friends and family of the patients with mental illness. The website address is and Project Hope and Beyond is a program of Psych Central Community Connection.

A resource like this is valuable to the ones that struggle to find a good fit in order to cure themselves from the mental illness. Many attempts are made by the mentally ill to get better in terms of mental health. I am talking about this from my personal experience as a patient of Rutgers University Behavioral Health Center. Sudden ups and downs in the treatment make the patients go through frustration which negatively affects the current treatment. A program like PHB can help those patients figure out their symptoms and find necessary coping skills that would help to make the treatment work wonders with a possibility of no relapse after completion of the treatment or therapy.

Posted on October 19, 2017 and filed under Volunteer Blog.

Volunteer Blog: 5 Essential Mental Health Resources

Written By Niodhi Joshi, Volunteer Blog Writer for ACI

Hello all, this time I am planning to talk about the resources that would help in care giving not just for the mentally ill or the people who needs help with mental health but also for those who take care of the mentally ill or for the people who live with those who need mental health care. The main resource is 2016 Resource Directory For Aging & Disabled Services. For more information on the main resource kindly visit which is the website for County Of Middlesex Office Of Aging And Disabled Services.

Posted on October 13, 2017 and filed under Volunteer Blog.

Volunteer Blog: A Key

Written By Niodhi Joshi, Volunteer Blog Writer for ACI

Mental health is one of the most important aspects of life. If we keep track of it, we will be able to maintain a healthy state of mind. Mental health means everything in order to function normally in life. We are able to function normally with the help of healthy cognition. For instance, the difference between right and left is visible with the help of cognition. Cognition is only one of the many variables to maintain healthy state of mind. In order to maintain good mental health, we have to keep using our coping skills that works the best for us. Along with coping skills, resources of good organizations or mental health agencies can help with dealing with or maintaining and promoting healthy mental state.

Posted on September 19, 2017 and filed under Volunteer Blog.