Ch 12: Self Advocacy · Step 4: Cutting Costs

How To Get That Thing You’re Covered For

If I were able to give only two tips, it would be: “record all expenses” and demonstrate your eligibility. The second is reflected in the following true story. In amongst a host of atypical experiences, my child is missing some teeth. They didn’t develop in utero. As a result, he requires some orthodontic care. Even though bones… Continue reading How To Get That Thing You’re Covered For

disability planning

High Spending During Manic Episodes (Canada)

“I’m diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder (essentially bipolar and schizophrenia combined). I actually manage my money really well for the most part. The only time I don’t is when I’m manic, at which point I sometimes experience the characteristic ‘extreme overspending’. I can follow this phase by giving everything away. This leaves me in debt, with… Continue reading High Spending During Manic Episodes (Canada)

Ch 12: Self Advocacy · Ch 22: Taking the Leap · relationships

Building Community: Finding Your Yessayers

In response to Darcy’s comment here, I’m exploring the matter of building community. There is so much to talk about, I’m focusing on one aspect at a time. Today’s idea is around finding our yessayers. My friend Raj was struggling with a person who continually blocked Raj’s ideas: “This won’t work because…” “You won’t be able… Continue reading Building Community: Finding Your Yessayers