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Each year, the TASH Conference strengthens the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders within the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for an inclusive world. This year’s conference theme, “Gateway to Equity,” explores inclusive communities, schools, and workplaces that support people with disabilities, including those with complex support needs, in living a fair, just, and balanced life. Return to TASH website.
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Thursday, December 1 • 8:20am - 9:10am
A Caregiver Manual: Improving the lives of children in a Chinese orphanage LIMITED

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Children with disabilities who reside in orphanages in China are often cared for by women who lack basic education and knowledge of typical child development let alone complex support needs. Most have never known a person with a disability before beginning work at an orphanage. Lack of knowledge and sense of worth for children with disabilities is compounded by frequent turnover and limited training materials. The purpose of this project was to develop a simple but direct caregiver manual, which focused on basic principles of care while promoting the worth of children with disabilities in a sustained effort to increase their value and quality of life. After this session, participants will have an awareness of the current situation in state-run, Chinese orphanages and level of staff competence. After this session, participants will be aware of efforts to provide training to orphanage caregivers. Participants will learn about the construction, contents, and implementation of the caregiver manual. Participants will learn about the need to raise awareness of the plight of orphans in China and throughout the global community.


Christine Macfarlane

Professor, Pacific University

Thursday December 1, 2016 8:20am - 9:10am CST
New York Central 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103