Its been a few hard weeks. And by that, I mean really, really hard. We had a meeting with Miss Z’s paediatrician to discuss Miss Z’s life limiting condition and where will want to draw the line on medical intervention. 357 more words
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Some years ago, I was involved in a symposium called “Bridging the Gap”. Its purpose was to gather providers of disability services and faith community leaders together for a day in order to create connections and raise awareness of people with disabilities and the value of faith community connections. 411 more words
I’m excited by the recent additions of more and more programs offered by cultural institutions to provide services to differing types of disabilities. For years, ADA has meant wheelchair accessibility, and that’s very important, but also important is meeting the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, those with visual impairments and other types of disabilities beyond providing a ramp into a building. 142 more words
For many people, having a job is fundamental to dignity and self-worth. Yet according to a study conducted in 2012, less than 15% of people who experience an intellectual or developmental disability are engaged in paid employment in the community. 202 more words
Autism is a spectrum condition, meaning all people share the condition share certain difficulties, they are affected by the condition differently.
Autism alone is neither a mental health condition nor a learning disability; it is known as a developmental disability. 316 more words