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My neurologists never asked me how I'm emotionally coping with my epilepsy and the challenges it faces in daily life as I'm growing up. My feelings about my seizures effected my willingness to comply with prescriptions. We need doctors more attuned to the emotional impact of disabilities and an integration of mental health services.
To the extent that people with disabilities are portrayed in the media, most people are white and have a developmental disability. I have epilepsy and am a POC, I've never seen a POC with a disability working a professional job on tv. I'm in law school and don't know of any organizations for people with disabilities in the law. It helps to have role models and know what you aspire to is possible.
Most of the people classified as special education don't have disabilities, but rather, behavioral challenges. They are taken out of classrooms rather than being given necessary socioemotional supports to learn how to express emotions and deal with frustrations. This is especially challenging for kids who don't see that modeled at home. There is a study happening in Chicago about mindfulness whose implications should ...more »