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.
One topic that is not often discussed when we talk about families with children or people with disabilities is how they experience leisure activities. In Occupational Therapy, my own discipline, health and well-being depends on full participation in all areas of their life.
Since birth, my brother has had an assortment of medical needs that extend beyond that of most kids. As a result, he has been hospitalized over 40 times in 13 years and my sister and I have spent quite a bit of time in teen lounges, hospital cafeterias, and full contact isolation gowns
I recently came across an article in the New York Times that addressed a term that I had never heard before: significant disproportionality. It is the overrepresentation of minorities in special education, the increased likelihood of a minority child to be identified as having a disability, and the increased severity with which minority children are disciplined in schools.
Recently in one of our didactic sessions, a thought provoking discussion was brought up on what it means for people with disabilities to be labeled as special needs. It was brought to my attention that not everyone in the disability community likes to be labeled as special needs.