Frequently Asked Questions

We often receive information requests on a popular topic, or one that may be pertinent to other patrons. The Frequently Asked Questions below may have just the answer you're looking for! If your question is not answered here, please send us a request and we'll answer within one business day. You might also try our toll-free information line or chat program to speak directly with an information specialist.

According to the Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a “type of depression that is related to changes in the seasons” and “begins and ends at about the same time every year.” Most people with SAD begin to have symptoms in the fall and which...
We often refer our patrons to centers for independent living when they are looking for services and supports in their community, which is often met with, “But I’m not looking for a nursing home—I don’t need that kind of help—that’s for old people!” So,...
There are several resources available to help you start your business, find funding, and build your network. The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) has links to resources in each state for economic development and funding. The US Small Business...
We have all seen the person without a disability parking in the ADA disability parking spaces at one point or another; whether it was for them to just run to the Redbox, or while waiting for someone to run in and out of the store.  Anyone who has...
Living, learning, and working with a disability can be challenging. Sometimes, the best person to understand what you’re going through might be someone who’s also been there. A peer provider is someone who draws on their own lived experience of disability...

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