In my own experience as a person with disabilities and working for Chinese immigrant with disabilities, I have found that Chinese understand disability issues very differently from the mainstream in the U.S.
There is a particular focus on trauma-informed care in the Social Work field and can help practitioners understand the way in which adverse life experiences at different life/developmental stages can impact mental and physical health.
The second surgery, the stroke, the second angiogram, the ICU stay. I think all of that was maybe $300,000 more. I honestly have no idea how much money has been spent on keeping me alive.
A few weeks ago, I attended a church service that was comparable to nearly any other Sunday service I have attended; however, this particular day I was fortunate enough to be able to recognize the way that misinformation can be manifest and spread within a community setting.
The disability rights movement quite famously took up the phrase “nothing about us without us” as part of an effort to increase representation and participation of people with disabilities with a particular focus on policy and services.
My passion is working with children, adolescents, and their families to help make their daily stressors more manageable and to help my clients lead more harmonious and autonomous lives.
I frequently work with child therapeutically who are on the autism spectrum. One area I constantly feel children on the spectrum struggle with (and parents of children on the spectrum report that they struggle with) is understanding abstract concepts, such as emotions.
As a Registered Dietitian student, I believe food can be related back to any topic.