Historically parents have been blamed for behaviors of their child with mental illness, even for the illness. Placing blame on solely on parents ignores other contributing factors and does not allow us to have the important conversations and do the work that is needed to bring about change.
Disability is not inability. We've seen physically challenged persons doing things even much better than able bodied. We should help those with special needs so that they live a normal life.
Often people stigmatize people with mental illnesses, but once they discover that some of the people they idolize have struggled with a mental disability, their opinions change. Here are just a few...
The Drive power wheelchair line is great but sometimes the joystick will lock up on you. I explain how to unlock the joystick in a few simple steps that will end up saving you time and possibly money.
I was shocked when I had a mini-stroke (TIA) - it was an unnerving experience. Little did I know, worse news was to follow.
How Assistance Dogs help kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder to reduce anxiety and promote independence. I explain how to get a service dog in ireland and how much it costs to train these assistance dogs for autistic children.
It seems that handicapped children and adults make us uneasy. We avoid looking and them and talking to them. As an OT, I have known many handicapped people, and I can assure you they do not bite, and disability is not contagious. Just say hello!
The fact that I was born with clubfeet never affected me in any way. Thanks to medical science my feet were straightened while I was a baby. I grew up with only the knowledge that crawling on my knees or walking on my ankles would have been my lot...
How some selfish acts by a few non-disabled are hurting people with physical disabilities and threatening their rights to reasonable accommodation.
Know the symptoms of a TIA (Mini-stroke). There is no time to waste. If you have these symptoms, get medical attention immediately. Read the causes and treatment options of a mini stroke.