Tag: Stakeholder

Navegando por el sistema escolar: educación especial, derechos y recursos para padres

Navigating the School System: Special Education, Rights, and Resources for Parents (English) Resumen en lenguaje sencillo para navegar por el sistema escolar: educación especial, derechos y recursos para padres El sistema escolar puede ser complejo. Es posible que los padres de niños con discapacidades no sepan qué servicios están disponibles y cómo calificar para recibir […]

Navigating the School System: Special Education, Rights, and Resources for Parents

Navegando por el sistema escolar: educación especial, derechos y recursos para padres (español). Plain Language Summary for Navigating the School System: Special Education, Rights, and Resources for Parents The school system can be complex. Parents of children with disabilities may not know what services are available and how to qualify. Sometimes misconceptions affect families’ awareness […]

Efectos de la inmigración en la salud mental y desafíos para las personas con discapacidades (Effects Immigration has on Mental Health and Challenges for People with Disabilities)

Resumen en lenguaje sencillo: efectos de la inmigración en la salud mental y desafíos para las personas con discapacidades Uno de cada siete residentes de Estados Unidos es inmigrante. Los inmigrantes son personas que se van a un nuevo país y planean establecerse allí. Este proceso se llama migración. Algunas personas migran en busca de […]

SMART Goals & Mental Health

Plain Language Summary: SMART Goals & Mental Health Goal setting can be used as a therapeutic tool to improve mental health. It can be a helpful intervention if other therapeutic tools are difficult to adapt to meet client needs, especially for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD). Goal setting is a form of self-determination. […]

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights and Responsibilities

Patient Rights and Responsibilities The Patient’s Bill of Rights was first adopted by the American Hospital Association in 1973.  Patient rights were developed with the expectation that hospitals and health care institutions would support these rights in the interest of delivering effective patient care.  A physician’s ultimate goal should be patient welfare and alleviating suffering.  […]

Gratitude for Little Victories

Gratitude for Little Victories

Gratitude for Little Victories In Roald Dahl’s children’s story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, five Golden Tickets are hidden inside five chocolate bars.  In the craze to find these rare Golden Tickets (and thereby win an exclusive tour of the chocolate factory and a lifetime supply of chocolate), many people lost sight of the joy […]

Universal Design

Plain Language Summary: Universal Design Most people will have a disability during their lifetime or will know someone who does. Also, the way we interact with the world can be affected in many ways. Some examples are breaking a bone, being pregnant, or not being able to focus in a noisy environment. This is why […]

See What’s on the Inside

See What’s on the Inside Mother and two young daughters

See What’s on the Inside In the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the protagonist Quasimodo has physical deformities and has been forbidden by his villainous master from ever leaving the bell tower of Notre Dame Cathedral.  His lifetime of profound isolation leaves him longing for just one day out among the people.  He has […]