Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for July, 2011

I’m reading The Paradox of Disability right now. It’s a collection of essays edited by Hans Reinders, a leading theologian who works in disability. The book focuses on the L’Arche communities, communities for persons with cognitive disabilities started by Jean Vanier. In the introduction Reinders states, “To look at other people’s brokenness and limitation without seeing our own is a gesture of power; to acknowledge our own brokenness and limitation in the face of theirs is a gesture of community.”

Read Full Post »

I worked at the UN on Wednesday and listened to the report from Zambia on how they are implementing women’s rights. Women with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups. In certain parts of Zambia it is believed that if a man with HIV has sex with a woman with disabilities he will be cured.

Read Full Post »

We took Michelle to the Museum of Natural History this weekend to see the exhibit on the brain. Two points were prevalent. To develop creativity jolt your brain out of old habits by trying something new. To train your brain to do something effortlessly do the action over and over again. These points seem obvious but when working with brain injured individuals they need to be emphasized. We can retrain our brains.

Read Full Post »

%d bloggers like this: