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The Sound Factory

December 14, 2011 in Disability Rights by María Gabriela Fernandez Estrada

My name is Maria Gabriela Fernandez Estrada, I am 19 years old and about to turn 20. I live in Guatemala. I am volunteering in an organization called “Fabrica de Sonrisas”, our work is to use laughter therapy with people of all ages, with or without disabilities. My role has been to give visits read more

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FREE HEALTH CAMP FOR SPECIALLY ABLED ATHLETES, October 27-29

December 5, 2011 in Disability Rights, Voice Newsletter by sonalichauhan

I organised a special free health camp for differently abled athletes. More than 300 athletes from 17 different states were screened during this camp which ran into 3 days, from October 27-29.

These specially abled children had come for a National Coaching camp to  Chandigarh. On the first read more

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My cousin, Yonis

December 5, 2011 in Disability Rights, Voice Newsletter by Zinat Kabbani

Throughout all of last year, I worked as a chaperon for my cousin, who is 18 years old and has CP – Cerebral Palsy, which is a physical disability in the limbs; he had it in all four limbs. Unfortunately, he wasn’t the only one in his family who has CP; his older sister has it as well. Yet why read more

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Mental Health and intellectual disability in the criminal justice system

December 5, 2011 in Disability Rights, Voice Newsletter by Lulu George

The issues of mental health and intellectual disability amongst young people in Australia are becoming a big concern. Suicide remains the second highest cause of death among young Australians. In Australia we have many different services available such as Kids Help Line, Lifeline, and organisations read more

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My thoughts on disability

December 5, 2011 in Disability Rights, Voice Newsletter by nasiphit

I know many who live with disability, but they are not ready to share, so i have a few pointers.   All human family have the same unquestinable rights & dignity, many people with disability mostly become dependet on others, and such people are no less human than anyone else and are therefore read more

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Disability Awareness

December 5, 2011 in Disability Rights, Voice Newsletter by Zara Todd

As a disabled person I have experienced many barriers in my life so far and in education there has been no exception. I have been excluded from activities, had my achievements and abilities questioned and belittled and been told by schools they didn’t want me because of my disability. However, I read more

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