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Then and Now: Treating People with Disabilities

How the Past Perception toward Disability Is Vastly Different Today   The medical world has certainly come a long way, what with great advances in science and technology making our lives easier. This comes to many as a relief, knowing that the tasks that they have struggled in before will be a thing of the…

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Against All Odds

How People with Disabilities Thrive in the Arts It is a common and terribly judgmental assumption that people with disabilities cannot participate in normal everyday life. Being disabled doesn’t mean not being able to do things; it just means that disabled people can’t do some things, which is quite all right, especially in the arts.…

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Losing Luster in Your Golden Years: Retirement Issues

A List of Common Retirement Problems Here are just some issues that retirees face during their golden years.   Ever Rising Health Costs Most retirees are baby boomers, and although those who earned better before retirement are doing all right, the rest face higher lifetime health costs as they continue to live longer. It’s harder…

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Stigma on People with Disabilities

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The Repercussion of Negative Perceptions toward People with Disabilities Society, although becoming more considerate, are still showing signs of negativity—sometimes even antagonism—toward people with disabilities. Sadly these negative perceptions are not only inherent in the present society but in past societies as well, even ancient ones like the Greeks. Biased opinions against people with disabilities…

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by Rosalie H. Contino, PhD