Disability is a universal human condition. It does not recognize gender, colour, culture, or age, everywhere on the planet there are people living with their disability. It is a challenge no matter where a person is born, and the significance of the disability is much more than its biological nature, it is also massively shaped by the human and cultural circumstances in which it exists. This presentation will explore the concept of culture and disability. The ways in which disability and rehabilitation are conceptualized will have an impact on the manner in which rehabilitation professionals are received, regarded and able to serve their clients. We will explore various cultural beliefs around being deaf or hard of hearing, particularly with children, and also facilitate an opportunity for participants to ask questions and / or share relevant and helpful information.
Session Type: Workshop
Room: Assiniboine A Room