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THE HISTORY OF ATTITUDES TO DISABLED PEOPLE

DISABILITY FOSSILISED IN MYTHS, LITERATURE, THEATRE, FOLKLORE, BIOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

Stereotypes

Stereotypes are groups of attitudes which have little or no basis in reality and yet persist in cultures. Stereotyping reduces the individuality and character of people to false social constructs. This leads to name-calling and violence towards the subjects of stereotyping, undercutting the humanity of the victims.

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Best Ways to Help Fire Victims in Northern California

Fire crews are making headway in California, but they still have work to do. Since the onset of the fires, there’s been an outpouring of donations via money, volunteers and items. Organizations from all over continue to receive a “generous” amount of donations, according to Pam Nold, executive assistant at United Way of the Wine Country. Due to the large number of donated items, numerous organizations stress that financial assistance is the best way to help out at the moment.

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Programs For Schools: Making Minds Handicap Accessible

Since 2010 Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach have toured the United States with Handicap This!, a two man stage show with a message of tolerance and inclusion. Mike is a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy; Tim has served as Mike’s aide for over 14 years. The pair have captivated and motivated educators and students with their motto: “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.”

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Resources and Support for Caregivers

Paralysis Community, a resource of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is a safe and secure online social networking site with a robust discussion area on many areas of paralysis, including caregiving. Caregiver Action Network educates, supports and empowers families who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones National Alliance for Caregiving is a coalition of national groups that supports family caregivers and the professionals who help them. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving establishes local, state and national partnerships committed to promoting caregiver health, skills and resilience. Well Spouse is a national organization that gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Addresses issues common to family caregivers: anger, guilt, fear, isolation, grief, and financial threat. Caregiving.com is a web community for families and healthcare professionals who care for chronically ill or disabled family members. The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) operates the National Center on Caregiving to develop support programs for family caregivers in every state. AARP offers a caregiving resource center, including legal issues, long distance caregiving, end-of-life issues. Toll-free 1-877-333-5885. Today’s Caregiver magazine offers topic-specific newsletters, online discussion lists, chat rooms and an online store. National Respite Coalition Network helps parents, caregivers and professionals get a break using respite services in their local area. National Caregivers Library is large source of free information for caregivers. Shepherd’s Centers of America (SCA) is an interfaith organization that coordinates nearly 100 independent Shepherd’s Centers across the United States to help older adults remain independent. Hiring and Management of Personal Care Assistants for Individuals with SCI ✎ EditSign

is a downloadable booklet from the SCI Project at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Covers everything from locating and hiring to training and paying personal assistants. Includes forms, checklists and resources.

  • CareCure Forum for caregivers. Active and helpful message board for loved ones and caregivers of people living with paralysis.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers is a forum on Yahoo! to share information and to support other caregivers who are caring for people with SCI.
  • Nursing Home Compare, sponsored by Medicare, offers information about the past performance of most nursing homes in the U.S.
  • Source: www.christopherreeve.org

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