Disabled, so what?

Our society should make the transition to an inclusive society. This means that everyone's input is needed. For people with disabilities, it means having participation in all aspects of life.

This calls for adjustments in planning, procedures and other things at one point or another. If everyone pulls together, nothing is impossible. And to make it a little easier, here is a collection of different information.

  • Holidays with a disability

    Wheelchair and caravan, it works

    Holidays with a wheelchair are not always easy. Holidays in a caravan are individual, trendy and possible in many places at home and abroad.

    Of course, a special caravan is needed. The page of the magazine Inclusion and Mobility describes very well what this can look like.

  • Information about studying

    Studying with a disability and chronic illness

    When considering a course of study, many questions can arise

    When you have a disability or chronic illness, many special questions can arise.

    It is often difficult to find people who can provide answers.

    On the website of the Kompetenzzentrum Behinderung, akademische Bildung, Beruf (kombabb) e.V. (Centre of Excellence for Disability, Academic Education and Career), you will find a lot of information as well as answers to questions.

  • Migration and disability

    When refugees have a disability

    In recent years, many people have fled to Germany.

    Among them are also people with a disability. Their backpacks are thus filled with two large chunks, the story of their flight and their individual disabilities.

    They are also the ones who need to be strengthened. But institutions and organisations also have to deal with this issue.

    The organisation handicap international has compiled a lot of information on its homepage, also in plain language.

  • Being a parent with a disability

    Accompanied Parenthood NRW

    The page "Accompanied Parenting" is about support for parents with learning difficulties.

    There is a lot of information there in plain language.

    Professionals will also find a lot of information there.

  • Info for the hearing impaired

    Social Association VdK Germany

    The Social Association VdK Germany offers videos on its homepage on important current, social, socio-political, legal topics as well as leisure and sports with subtitles.

    You can find them there under Internet TV of the VdK.

    Federal Agency for Civic Education

    The contents of the Federal Agency for Civic Education and its mission are explained on the homepage with sign films.

    Family Guide

    The family guide is explained in sign language on the Aktion mensch website. Information on severe disability is also available there in sign language.

    Self-determined living

    The Landesverband für Menschen mit Körper- und Mehrfachbehinderung NRW e.V. has produced explanatory videos on self-determined living.

    The explanatory videos provide insights into various topics related to self-determined living, e.g. different types of housing, assistance, cooking, etc. and make clear how important housing preparation can be for people with disabilities and their relatives.

    The explanatory videos are posted on youtube.

  • Health

    Health Department District of Warendorf

    The Health Department of the District of Warendorf also provides a wide range of information on inclusion.

    Barrier-free medical practices

    On the homepage of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Westphalia Lippe, it is possible to search for doctors. At the same time, it is possible to find out whether the practice is barrier-free, conditionally barrier-free or suitable for people with walking difficulties.

    Guide dogs in health care facilities

    Can guide dogs be taken into medical facilities?

    The Competence Centre for Self-Determined Living for People with Sensory Disabilities has published an information flyer for doctors and medical staff.

    It should be said at this point that a guide dog must be allowed access to health care facilities.

    Questions about care?

    A long-term care case triggers a number of questions.

    The NRW Care Guide can help you find the answers to these questions.

    Call 0800 4040044 for free advice Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, and Saturday 9am-1pm.

  • Self-help

    Self-help contact point in the district of Warendorf

    At the self-help contact point you can find help if

    • you are looking for a support group
    • you need support as a self-help group
    • Need information
    • and some more
  • Things to know for people in wheelchairs

    Things to know for people in wheelchairs

    The homepage of the magazine for inclusion and mobility offers a good information base for a wide range of topics. Be it technology and development, worth reading, mobility or even travel for example.

    Perhaps there is also something interesting for you.