“There are numerous issues which affect people with disabilities in many different ways than they do people without disabilities. For example, if a person who is from the Deaf Culture seeks psychotherapy; how many therapists know American Sign Language? Or, would the person somehow be able to find finding to support them to have an Interpreter present? These are our unique issues.”
So says Ilanna S. Mandel, MA who I’m pleased to welcome as our blogger for Disability & Empowerment. She is a writer, filmmaker and photographer and lives with a disability herself. You can learn more about her here.
Please give Ilanna a warm Psych Central welcome!