Countries with institutions on social security are one and the same in considering the following disabilities to be given benefits (in alphabetical order) –
ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Alcohol or Drug Addiction
Autism and Asperger’s
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cleft lip and palate
COPD and Emphysema
Coronary Artery Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Disorders of the Spine
Fetal alcohol syndrome
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Growth hormone deficiency
High Blood Pressure
Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Lupus, or systemic lupus erythmaosus
Multiple sclerosis (MS)
Neuropathy, Peripheral Neuropathy
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Organic Mental Disorders (incuding Organic Brain Syndrome)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RSD, or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Sickle cell anemia
Spinal cord injury
Stroke (CVA, Cerebrovascular Accident)
Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI
There are disabilities, though, that are “invisible.” Examples of these are renal failure, agoraphobia, arachnoiditis, Coeliac Disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Fructose Malabsorption, Hyperhidrosis, Hypoglycemia, Interstitial Cystitis, Myasthenia Gravis, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Schnitzler’s Syndrome, Scleroderma, Sjagren’s syndrome, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, and Transverse Myelitis.
It is, thus, necessary, beneficial, and practicable to integrate special education (SPED) in the basic and secondary curriculum of every country.
One doesn’t have to finish grade school and high school first before being given the option to study SPED.
A certain illness could be discovered and considered a disability at any given moment, too.
SPED would be the saying “prevention is better than cure” practiced.
Currently, 19% of the less educated people have disabilities1. Eighty percent of the PWDs, too, live in developing countries2.
Disability rates are significantly higher, too, among the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) with lower educational attainment.
“We have a responsibility to ensure that every individual has the opportunity to receive a high-quality education, from prekindergarten to elementary and secondary, to special education, to technical and higher education and beyond.” ~ Jim Jeffords
1 Based on the information collated by the United Nations
2 Based on the information collated by the UN Development Programme
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