“NAIDWfundingMe™ application allows members to create their online donation projects in their member profiles, share it with friends and family through Facebook, Twitter and email, and begin collecting & raising money online and in real-time!”
The NAIDWfundingMe™ application is a powerful new “crowd funding” tool that enables our members to create fundraising projects; accept PayPal donations; and keep donors updated on the project’s progress directly from their profile page.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME? 1. My pain - My pain is not your pain. It is not caused by inflammation. Taking your arthritis medication will not help me. I can not work my pain out or shake it off. It is not even a pain that stays put. Today it is in my shoulder, but tomorrow it may be in my foot or gone. My pain is believed to be caused by improper signals sent to the brain, possibly due to sleep disorders. It is not well understood, but it is real.
Invisible Disabilities: Not all injury, illness, chronic pain, and disabilities are visible! You may have psychological or unseen physical scars that start after the initial injury or illness and last long after medical treatment and or any litigation is over. Problems like this can affect many workers relationships with the people they interact with and love, and will determine how well they readjust to life. These problems can also lead to other complications or can even be fatal. Unfortunately, many workers are not aware that they have these problems, and others fail to seek treatment because they fear being labeled as weak or as losing their status in life.
* Talk with family and friends * Suicide Prevention Hotline Link & Phone Number * 800-273-8255 (TALK)
CFS, ME, RSD/CRPS, Fibromyalgia, CPS, MPS are some examples!
Pain syndromes are another disability that is not visible to the naked eye, but can be just as damaging as any other. These kinds of disabilities are extremely concerning because not only are they difficult to diagnose, they are just as difficult to treat because of the vast scale of the body they cover. This can also lead to the patient getting frustrated and loosing his/her self esteem and believing that no one can help. This is false? You must stay focused, be resilient, and most of all be patient.
These companies and organizations recognize the impact NAIDW has on families, communities, and the healthcare system. Their support provides the NAIDW Association with an opportunity to increase awareness of injured & disabled workers and to raise much needed funds to further our mission.
NAIDW recognizes the importance of working with the right businesses and professionals to maximize our efforts in promoting information, resources, and advocacy for injured & disabled workers and their families.
Our sponsors and advertisers come along side the Association informally and formally to advance the mission of the Association and make a difference in the lives of the men, women, and families in our communities. Although the word "sponsor" is used often we believe they are much more then that! We like to think of them as "partners" who help us advance our mission!
Uniting together under the idea of achieving a common goal is an underlying value within the injured & disabled workers community and one that leads to true change and progress. People with disabilities, injured workers, advocates, friends, family, organizations, businesses, and more must work together in order to realize access and equality for all injured & disabled workers and their families. NAIDW works every day with all members of the community to achieve this goal. Some of the Partners we work with are listed below...
NOTE: No goods or services should be provided in exchange of these sponsorships and contributions!
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,
Mountain View, CA 94043,
The Advocator Group 101 Edgewater Drive, Suite 260,
Wakefield, MA 01880,
The Abilities Expo,
2601 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 200,
Santa Monica, CA 90405,
(310) 450-8831; x130,
425 K Street N.W., Suite 350,
Washington DC 20005, USA,
NW Neurosurgical Assoc.,
7447 W Talcott Ave, Suite 340,
Chicago, IL 60631, (773) 594-0200.
O'Connor & Nakos Ltd.,
120 North LaSalle Street, 35th Floor Chicago, Illinois 60602,
Comprehensive Pain Management Group, 9000 Waukegan Road, Suite 130,
Morton Grove, IL 60053,
Horwitz, Horwitz & Assoc.,
25 E. Washington Street, STE 900,
Chicago, IL 60622,
Insler & Hermann, LLP,
560 White Plains Rd Ste. 630,
Tarrytown, NY 10591,
Perakis, Resis, Woods,
1701 E. Woodfield Rd, Ste 1000,
Schaumburg, IL 60173,
Rehm, Bennett & Moore,
3701 Union Drive Ste. 200,
The Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades MADD - Mothers Against Drunk Driving WILG -Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group Cement Masons Local 502
Workers' compensation links and resources for Injured & Disabled Canadian workers. Find Canada workers' compensation laws and rules, and assistance.
Provincial and Territorial Agencies
Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They found that mood and anxiety disorders are highly associated with non-medical prescription opioid use. The results are featured in a recent issue of the Journal of Psychological Medicine.
Chronic conditions have become the norm in the workplace and, according to the World Health Organization, chronic disease is expected to account for 89% of all deaths in Canada. But what can plan sponsors do to keep employees healthy and engaged?
By Bill Bishop and Roberto Gallardo
The Social Security disability system began in 1957 as a way to help people too sick to work. By 2009 more than 9.6 million Americans were counted as disabled. Rates of disability in rural America are 80 percent higher than in the cities.
More than one out of four working age adults (15 to 64) in Buchanan County, Virginia, was receiving disability payments from Social Security in 2009.
Originally posted on The Advocator Blog
"Fact: Every second, a worker in the U.S. becomes disabled. Then what?"
That is the question that Jon Arbay, Executive Director and founder of the National Association for Injured and Disabled Workers (NAIDW), found himself faced with after he suffered a disability that halted his career indefinitely.