Posts Tagged ‘ Disability ’

Disability In Bangladesh: Silence on the issue

July 13, 2015
Nadia Chowdhury
Disability In Bangladesh: Silence on the issue

Disability in Bangladesh is discussed but an ignored topic. People in wheelchairs are usually taken for granted, mostly pitied. The elderly do not get the help they should when they do become disabled; the young are ridiculed and scapegoated when they should be assisted and taken care of. The disabled are perceived as useless,...
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Respect, not pity

December 3, 2014
Julian Francis
Respect, not pity

My elder brother, James, who was born in 1943
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Autism: Responding to a global challenge

April 3, 2012
Saima Hossain Putul
Autism: Responding to a global challenge

Autism as an emerging global health challenge where on average nearly 1 out of 88 children are being diagnosed with this disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the United States 1 in 88 children (1 in 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls) are affected.
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‘Special children’ – some thoughts and observations

January 10, 2012
Julian Francis
‘Special children’ – some thoughts and observations

My earliest childhood memory is of my elder brother sitting, it seemed to me, permanently, in a push-chair and sometimes in a wheelchair. It was something that as a young child I accepted not knowing it was unusual.
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