Welcome to OTernative Perspectives

Empowering You to Pursue the Life You Love

Nathan Baniqued & Maddie Lea

Founders of OTernative Perspectives

Helping You Create The Life You Want To Live

There are very real challenges that transition-aged adults with disabilities and their families face when moving from school to the “real world.” Our mission at OTernative Perspectives is to provide resources and information to help make this transition smoother. We focus on assistive technology, independent living skills, and planning for the future to provide innovative and creative solutions to the challenges our clients face.

This space is where we share our knowledge and expertise with the wider community, and we invite you to join us on this journey. To stay up to date with our latest posts, connect with us on social media to stay in touch. We are here to help you transition to the next phase of your life with confidence and ease.

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Finding a job that accommodates your needs and brings you joy can be challenging, but this guide is here to provide you with practical knowledge on navigating employment with a disability. In this article, we aim to equip you with the tools and insights necessary to overcome obstacles and find the right opportunities for you.

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Independent living skills are great for people with any disability to lead fulfilling and self-sufficient lives. These skills can empower you to overcome challenges and participate actively in their communities.

In this guide, we will go through each skill category and provide a few ideas and strategies on how you can make steps to being more confident on doing these things on your own.

Whether you are someone with a physical, visual, auditory, cognitive, or mental health disability, this guide to college aims to provide you with a foundation to build off of when beginning this exciting next chapter of your life.

In this guide we will go over the college search, how to pay for your education, how to access your (future) school’s disability services and finding a community within your school. 

If you consider yourself a disabled gamer, know someone who is a gamer, or would like to start gaming, this ultimate guide is for you! This ultimate guide to accessible gaming aims to give you the knowledge and tools to game the way you want to or to help a friend or family member who’d love to be a part of the gaming community.

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For Young Adults

Excited to be leaving high school, but nervous about what comes next especially as a disabled adult? Follow these links to learn about what you can do to prepare as you transition into the next stage of your life:

For Parents & Care Partners

We are in the early stages of growth at OTernative Perspectives, but we know strong social supports lead to future success. Whether you are a disabled parent or caring for someone who has a disability and is either in their early stages of life or is now entering the workforce, check back later for more resources on:

The Team

Visit our About Us page to learn more!

Nathan Baniqued, OTD (he/him)
Maddie Lea, BSN RN (they/she)
Kali, MVP
(Most Valuable Pet)
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