What I’m Reading: Recent Articles about Disability

What I’m Reading: Recent Articles about Disability July 6, 2011

A moving story from the LA Times of a South Korean pastor who cares for dozens of abandoned babies with disabilities: “South Korean Pastor Tends Unwanted Flock.”

New Study Implicates Environmental Factors in Autism,” from the New York Times. A new study of twins released online on Monday confirmed the significance of genes in causing autism, but shifted the focus to the role of environmental factors.

He’s Teaching Siblings They Can Speak Out” is a wonderful piece about a young boy who has written a children’s book to explain his sister’s disability. I loved reading about it because of the deep care Tommy demonstrates for his sister Melanie, but also because it underscores the fact that once other people gain an understanding of a disability, they are much more welcoming.

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