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Disability Experiences: Conversations on Disability

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The System

"It isn't the disability that's the problem, it's The System!"

One of the big frustrations that families encounter in finding ways to help a disabled son or daughter is

"The System."

There is the: ----------------------

Pre-school System

Transportation System

Personal Care System

And EACH SYSTEM has laws - -

Laws which you need to learn if you are to survive.

No matter that one does not have the time, energy, chance to get away or the ability to research the law!
One needs to find some way to see how the law applies to your situation.

You will have to learn how to deal with multiple agencies--state, county and federal government agencies
with their many divisions and departments
along with private agencies paid by the taxpayers to administrate the programs.

You may well find that dealing with the system is far more time consuming and frustrating than the disability itself!

----and the stress involved can be very costly to your health!

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