The concept of school psychologists is not well known in Bangladesh. Although in recent years, we have been able to bring the issue of mental health to the fore, making provisions for having psychologists in school is still uncharted territory for us. Given the work they do and the impact their work has on the… Read more »
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, and… Read more »
My elder brother, James, who was born in 1943
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.
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.