Experts call for legislation to safeguard rights of patients with rare diseases
The recent publicity over the ‘ice bucket challenge’, an act aimed both at raising funds for and increasing awareness of the rare disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), has taken China by storm, and has also cast the spotlight on China’s patchy medical laws in relation to patients with rare diseases.
Where did the 5 billion yuan of the Shenzhen’s disabled persons fund go?
This article discusses the proper use of the Disabled Persons Employment Security Fund by the Shenzhen Service Center for Disabled Persons.
People with Disabilities Have the Right to Equal Participation
Li Simin highlights a social issue that has received growing attention in China.
China’s Huiling: Harmonious Cooperation Requires the Rule of Law and A Culture of Acceptance
The following article is by the founder of Huiling, one of China’s oldest NGOs serving the intellectually disabled. Community integration is central to the mission of Huiling schools which seek to help intellectually disabled young adults become part of the community by teaching them social and life skills
The Collective Voice of NGOs Serving Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
This article showcases some important trends in the grassroots NGO sector in China. One is the growth of networks among NGOs serving people with disabilities
Shanghai Qing Cong Quan Children’s Intelligence Training Center: Gaining the Community’s Support
This short article provides an interesting glimpse into a grassroots autism NGO and its efforts to build good relationships with the local authorities and community.