For individuals living with disabilities, the health care environment can often be overwhelming. From physical access to attitudes, the experience often comes with a variety of barriers. From now until April 10th, we want to hear your stories of what matters to you when it comes to your health care experience. Snap and photo…Read More of "“What Matters To You?” Contest"
Accessing health care services can be problematic for people with disabilities. Inaccessible medical offices and equipment and unsure or uncomfortable physicians can be among the barriers that lead to this. Many people with disabilities are uninsured or underinsured. Providers might also be so focused on the person’s disability that they neglect to discuss other health issues….Read More of "Healthcare"
What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability
Safe, affordable, and reliable access to sexual and reproductive health services is an important thing for anyone engaging in sexual activity, and it is something everyone needs to talk about, and it is especially important to make sure disability is considered in the conversation. As we have mentioned before, the existence of disability does not…Read More of "What You Need to Know about Sexual and Reproductive Health and Disability"
Study on Health Care Experiences of Mothers with Disabilities Seeks Participants
Researchers at UMass Medical School are seeking participants for an online survey to help learn about the health care experiences of mothers with disabilities during pregnancy…Read More of "Study on Health Care Experiences of Mothers with Disabilities Seeks Participants"
A New Direction: Discovering My Cerebral Palsy
Guest blog post by Dalila Castillo. Originally appeared as a featured story on the Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation’s website on July 23, 2013. Have you ever felt different? If you’ve lived at least one day as an adolescent, chances are, the answer is yes. I am no exception, as my physical weakness provides a constant…Read More of "A New Direction: Discovering My Cerebral Palsy"