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Cheerful children with disabilities in rehabilitation center
Khyati Mehta
By Khyati Mehta February 15, 2021

Positive supports make huge difference for disabled children

Raising children is a tough job.  Raising children with disabilities is even more challenging.  Raising disabled children is extremely difficult in India where disabilities are considered taboo. Western countries have more acceptante for people with disabilities, offering services and supports like inclusive education,...

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Thecla
By Thecla January 07, 2021

Stop therapy baby doll shaming

My name is Thecla. I am a survivor of childhood abuse and bullying all through school. I was bounced around from...

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Meara
By Meara Bartlett January 03, 2021

Disability Wedding Planning Book the First of Its Kind

Everyone deserves the joy of a wedding– but disabled couples have long been denied respect. Wedding Planning...

Hand of man holding bowl with sweet coconut food. Busy street full of restaurants, bars and shops - Siem Reap, Cambodia Hand of man holding bowl with sweet coconut food. Busy street full of restaurants, bars and shops - Siem Reap, Cambodia
Eliza Brooks
By Eliza Brooks November 25, 2020

8 Food safety tips when traveling abroad

Nausea, vomiting, fever, stomach pain, loose stools – these are the worst things you can experience when...

man in wheelchair traveling in virtual reality while spending time at home man in wheelchair traveling in virtual reality while spending time at home
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By Sienna Fisher November 09, 2020

How can Virtual Reality technology help persons with disabilities? 

"Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths." This is the opening line of the book "The...

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Suzanne Dang
By Suzanne Dang November 03, 2020

My experience navigating through the mental health hospital system

I clearly remember my very first psychiatric hospital admission. I was put on ITO (Involuntary Treatment Order) at...

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Suzanne Dang
By Suzanne Dang October 14, 2020

What has my mental illness taught me about life?

Not all medications that are trialled will work the very first time of trying. There are many trials and errors....

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Avinash Kothari
By Avinash Kothari October 01, 2020

Innovation in Braille self-learning could empower blind people

India’s Braille literacy rates are at an abysmal low of less than one percent. The shortage of trained educators is one of the greatest impediments in the spread and adaption of Braille as the script typically needs close engagement with the learner. The fewer the teachers, the harder it is for a visually impaired child to get...

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Caroline-Bathurst
By Caroline Bathurst September 11, 2020

Protect interests of disabled people in ‘hiring’ from NHS wheelchair services

How a faulty battery and thirteen-month long legal battle highlighted the need for protecting the interests of people with disabilities while hiring wheelchairs or other assistive devices provided National Health Service (NHS), writes Caroline Bathurst. I receive my electric wheelchair from my local NHS wheelchair service....