When I learned of the opportunity to go to Washington DC to participate in the 2018 Disability Policy Seminar, I recognized that it would be a good opportunity to learn about policies, and how to advocate for change, something I had little experience with.
Whenever I see a movie with a disabled person advertised as a main character, I am always skeptical about seeing it. Because I have family and friends with physical disabilities, I am often nervous to see how they are going to be depicted in movies or T.V.
As “Third World” countries are always perceived as primitive and “backwards,” I am proud to share with whom ever has stumbled to this blog, the advancements happening in Guatemala.
One of the most common things I have seen working in the field is one of the first questions from a new client or an individual who is unaware of the field is, “So, you’re going to fix my child? When are they going to be better?”
Unlike US health care system, Taiwan’s health care system is run through the government. Each participant is required to pay approximately 30 dollars monthly.
I’ve had the pleasure this semester to incorporate new knowledge into the foundation I currently have on disability studies, health policies, cultural competency, and treatment options.
Recently, shocking details regarding Dr. Hans Asperger, one of the pioneers in autism research and for whom Aspergers condition was named, and the role he played in Nazi Germany have been uncovered.