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Celebrity, expert or subject - in this section they all get to weigh in. And they have many interesting things to say. REHACARE.de talks to each of them about current events in politics, recreation and lifestyle.
In December 2006 the UN Convention has been adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations. On the 3rd May 2008 it came into force. Almost one year later the UN Convention on the Right of Persons with Disabilities, how it is called officially, also became obligatory for Germany.A Convention for Holistic Inclusion - Read more
Not about us without us – This is the principle Hubert Hüppe, German Federal Commissioner for the Disabled, wants to live up to with his work. That’s why the realization of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN Convention) is on top of his list.Inclusion: „The Walls Seperating the People Have to Start Crumbling” - Read more
Infantile, atypical or Asperger – for a long time, those have been the common downgrades of autism. But now, a new understanding of the congenital development disorder has established itself: Because no autistic person resembles the other and every one of them shows symptoms of a different strength, experts now rather talk about the autism spectrum disorder (ASD).Autism: Many Facets, too Many Clichés - Read more
Listening to a lecture in the lecture hall or reading a book in the library – this is not always possible without restrictions to all students. However, many of them hide this fact, as far as they are able to do it – because of fear or on account of bad experiences.Study with Handicap: „Many Students Do Not Want to Come Out“ - Read more
When people with physical impairments want to drive a car, they cannot simply get into any vehicle and start driving. Depending on the disability, the vehicle needs to meet specific conditions; generally, a customization is necessary. The German Association of Disabled Car Owners (“Bund behinderter Auto-Besitzer/BbAB) provides help in regards to conversions.Vehicle Conversions: No off the Shelf Cars - Read more
Rowing, cycling and wheelchair basketball – everyone who is sports-mad will find something interesting when the Paralympic Summer Games will be opened on 29th of August in London. REHACARE.de has summarised the most important information concerning the Paralympics.Paralympics 2012: Who? Where? What? Why? - Read more
Too small keys, too small writing: The design of the new coffeemaker or of the new mobile phone is not always well thought through. The development of many products often disregards the users. Above all senior citizens can tell you a thing or two about it. Now the Senior Research Group from Berlin, Germany wants to change this.Senior Citizens: Asking Those to Whom it May Concern - Read more
One year ago the so-called “Bufdis” displaced the “Zivis” in Germany. REHACARE.de enquired: Has the Federal Volunteer Service established its self and can it substitute the Civilian Service? The opinions diverge. Some report about a surprising success and some of a lack of candidates. See for yourself in our Topic of the Month June: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop?June 2012: Federal Volunteer Service in Germany – Top or Flop? - Read more
They are the new people doing community service: So called Bufdis, engaged people of every age and gender who can espouse different social projects in the Federal Voluntary Service. So far, so good. But how is this possibility of social commitment accepted? REHACARE.de got an idea of it on site at a senior citizen's home.“Bufdis“ Are in Short Supply - Read more