Culture and Disability provides information about views of disability in other cultures and ways in which rehabilitation professionals may improve services for persons from other cultures, especially recent immigrants. The book includes chapters with descriptions of the interaction of culture and disability. A model on "Culture Brokering" provides a framework for addressing conflicts that often arise between service providers and clients from differing cultures. Seven chapters discuss the cultural perspectives of China, Jamaica, Korea, Haiti, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam, focusing on how disability is understood in these cultures.

Understanding Immigrants with Disabilities

Understanding immigrants with disabilities

By now, readers may be wondering how it is possible for service providers to work across cultures. Dozens of major cultural groups are immigrating to the United States. The cultures described in the preceding chapters are merely a sample. How can service providers possibly understand the nuances of each culture and how they relate to disability? Moreover, there are substantial differences within each culture. Individuals within the different cultural groups often hold widely differing views among themselves.

Additionally, there are differences that result from a person's socioeconomic and educational levels. Moreover, among the many factors contributing to different levels of acculturation are the length of time the person has been living in the United States and the reasons for ...

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