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"People are not disabled, but are made disabled by social structures"

[26/09/2014] One year, 17 countries and five continents. Dennis Klein, a German high school teacher, who has been interested in the subject of inclusion since his early youth, has returned from his trip around the world. At REHACARE 2014, he now presents a documentary in which he gives people with disabilities from different countries a voice."People are not disabled, but are made disabled by social structures" - Read more

Verena Bentele at REHACARE 2014

[25/09/2014] The German Federal Government Commissioner for the Disabled visited the REHACARE this year. On her way through the halls she took also time for an interview with REHACARE.de.Verena Bentele at REHACARE 2014 - Read more

Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity

[24/09/2014] Many people with or without disabilities want to live in their familiar surroundings. So-called "neighborhood developments" can be a possible solution. This is why the 2014 REHACARE Congress is titled "Urban development – EVERYONE enjoying life to the fullest". REHACARE.de spoke with three of the contributors about current developments and life in the neighborhood development.Neighborhood development concepts – Leading a self-determined life in social proximity - Read more

Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier

Photo: Elderly woman laughing [03/09/2014] Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling – they are receiving a health boost. A new study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to take a broad-brush look at all the available peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.Older adults who volunteer are happier and healthier - Read more

Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability

Photo: Little girl with one leg and crutches [30/07/2014] 16 countries, 16 projects, 20 life stories of people who live with a disability. Dennis Klein traveled around the world on the trail of the UN convention. He focused a critical view on inclusion and human rights in the whole world. During the REHACARE 2014 Dennis Klein will present his documentary film "Despite everything being Man" in which he gives a voice to people with disability. Inclusion worldwide: Documentary film about people with disability - Read more

Photographer with One Eye: „Disability and Success Are No Contradiction”

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[04/11/2013] People and their stories are his passion – and his profession: Johannes Mairhofer works as a self-employed photographer in Munich. His thematic priorities are events and portraits. He is curious and open about new things. The only difference to his colleagues is his eye.Photographer with One Eye: „Disability and Success Are No Contradiction” - Read more

Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life

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[12/11/2012] Jenifer French, a sailor who won a silver medal at this summer's London Paralympics, describes in a new book how cutting-edge medical technology from the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation Center allowed her to resume an active life after being paralyzed 14 years ago.Paralympian Tells How Technology Changed Her Life - Read more

Nursing and Social Work Students Learn to Work Together

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Photo: Young people working together; linked to [26/10/2012] For the next two years, the University of Texas at Arlington's College of Nursing and School of Social Work receive a research grant to improve connections between nurses and social workers before they meet in the health care workplace.Nursing and Social Work Students Learn to Work Together - Read more