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Students take part in disability workshop

What’s it like to walk with crutches or a walker? How heavy are prosthetics? What’s it like trying to read with a learning disability?Fourth-grade students at Fenton schools took part in a disability awareness workshop at the Ellen Street campus March 12 and 13. On Thursday, fourth-graders from Linden schools had the opportunity to go through the workshop, too. In…

Disability

One of the unfortunate things that happen to Melody is something she calls the “tornado explosion”. It is an episode in which she gets very frustrated that she loses control over her body, which her family confuses with “seizures”. In these episodes, she starts shaking and screeching, panicking even more as she loses control over her body. She recalls an…

About disability

SUMMARY OF THE DISABILITY/CHRONIC ILLNESS YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO EXPLORE CHOSEN AREA A) BRIEF INTRODUCTION Dementia is syndrome which covers a spectrum of degenerative disorders. It manifests as a progressive decline in functioning that affects cognitive skills, personally and behaviour. It has a profound impact on individuals, families and communities, posing significant challenges to quality of life. It is not…

Sting of disability

“Maybe the sting of being disabled goes away for some people, but not for me”,” says Hank Stampler. “It’s just always there. For me, the sting of becoming disabled is different than the sting of being disabled.” Stampler, 44, who became a wheelchair user following a spinal infection 14 years ago, sees himself as a work in progress. “Bad days…

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