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These articles and resources highlight a range of products, from mobility aids to bathing assistance tools to nebulizers.

October 16, 2020 | Specialty Products

The Best Way to Clean Your Nebulizer

It is always important to keep up with cleaning your nebulizer. Make sure you clean the equipment in a smoke and dust-free environment away from open windows. Also, be sure to store it in a location off the floor and away from areas where someone may vacuum or dust. It is a good idea to have an extra nebulizer cup and mouthpiece or mask at all times.

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August 20, 2020 | Specialty Products

Autism and Providing Structure at Home

When a caregiver learns all that they can about autism and gets involved with a child’s treatment, it can go a long way, according to the health-themed website Help Guide. Additionally, it helps when a caregiver provides the child structure and a strong sense of safety. Here are some tips. 

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August 4, 2020 | Specialty Products

Sleep and Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Children diagnosed with intellectual disabilities (ID,) particularly those with features of autism, often can experience difficulty maintaining a normal sleep schedule, according to the website BioMed Central. Sleep disruption also might cause additional attention and learning problems for the child and disrupt the entire family.  

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July 24, 2020 | Specialty Products

Oral Care and Cerebral Palsy

Although Cerebral Palsy (CP) itself doesn’t cause oral deformities, many of its symptoms lead to oral problems and patients with CP are at a greater risk of dental issues, according to a nurse writing for the website Cerebral Palsy Guidance

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July 8, 2020 | Specialty Products

Home Modification Grants for People with Disabilities

Every year, more Americans living with disabilities become homeowners. According to the website Home Advisor, purchasing a home is only half the complete picture since the nature of someone’s disability can impact many aspects of life, including the way they access, maneuver through, and enjoy activities at home. 

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June 17, 2020 | Specialty Products

Nebulizers for Babies

Doctors prescribe nebulizers – where a patient breathes in medication in the form of a mist, typically from a machine-fueled mask – for chronic conditions in infants. The diagnosis can be as simple as asthma, or include croup, cystic fibrosis, epiglottitis, pneumonia or a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to an article from healthline.

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June 1, 2020 | Specialty Products

How to Stay Fit in Your Wheelchair

Diet and exercise tips flood the Internet but there are few resources out there for wheelchair users to find their own exercise routine, an important part of staying in shape. The website 101Mobility has assembled a list of links and videos to illustrate that exercise is for people of all abilities.

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April 7, 2020 | Specialty Products

Bathing A Child With Cerebral Palsy

Bathing leads to good hygiene but it also is good exercise and an excellent bonding opportunity between a caregiver and a child with cerebral palsy. The Birth Injury Guide details some helpful information.

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February 19, 2020 | Specialty Products

Traveling by Plane with A Wheelchair

Traveling can require a lot of pre-planning. But, when a traveler is someone with special needs, especially a child, that drive to plan and prepare is heightened.

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February 6, 2020 | Specialty Products

Best Cruises for Wheelchair Users and The Disabled

Cruise ships are becoming more and more accessible every year, and various American ports are increasingly aware of the need to cater to disabled visitors who use wheelchairs, according to Spinning The Globe, a website dedicated to travel for wheelchair users.

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January 17, 2020 | Specialty Products

How to Clean A Nebulizer

What’s the best way to clean and/or disinfect a used nebulizer?

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January 10, 2020 | Specialty Products

Finding Grants for Wheelchair-Accessible Vans

If someone who has special needs – or their caregiver — needs assistance in buying a wheelchair-accessible van, they should know that U.S. states and organizations offer various grants and other assistance programs for those who qualify, according to the website The Mobility Resource.

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October 31, 2019 | Specialty Products

Adaptive Halloween costumes

Want to be Frankenstein when going house to house trick-or-treating this Halloween? How about a pirate? Every kid deserves to flaunt their best ensemble on Halloween. We invite you to check out Parents magazine, which recently ran a slideshow of different adaptive Halloween costumes for kids with special needs.

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