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Wednesday, December 07, 2011

The Lancet - Championing Good Health for People With Disabilities

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(11)61825-4/fulltext?rss=yes

"There has been a move away from the medical model of disability towards the social model; with the spotlight on how societal barriers disable individuals, the health of disabled people has received insufficient attention and investment."

Unfortunately, disabilities can lead to chronic ill health. This article link from the Journal "The Lancet" calls for more attention and resources to be made available to help people with disabilities to maximize their abilities and efforts toward social and medical wellness.

The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness supports educational programs to teach communities in schools and workplaces about how all people can be supported to lead productive lives, regardless of disabilities, whether they are physical, emotional, learned, acquired or inherited. 

Upcoming programs for 3rd & 4th graders at the Breakwater School in Portland, and for children, and parents at the Small Elementary School in South Portland, will teach and emphasize our mission!

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