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Making the Right Decision

As a last resort, *Emily’s family called d.a.c. to help them understand their daughter’s options after being admitted to the hospital. Emily was struggling with multiple health issues, and was having trouble breathing normally. Without understanding their daughter’s condition, the parents signed a document denying her a procedure that would help her breathe.


Lost in translation

After a week of hospitalization due to seizures, *Mark was discharged and prescribed a medication requiring administration three times a day. When d.a.c. called Mark’s mother to ask her if she had signed the forms at the nurse office at school, since they need the parent permission for them to be able to administer the medications during school hours, she said she had not, but everything was fine. Instead of giving Mark medicine three separate times a day, she was giving him all three doses in the morning to make sure he got it all.


Regaining Confidence

*Tom used a manual wheelchair, but he was having a difficult time keeping up with friends and participating in activities. While his physical therapist wanted him to continue using his wheelchair to strengthen his upper body, Tom’s family knew this wasn’t the best option for their son.


When a family member or a child is diagnosed with a disability, it can be difficult to cope, let alone get the resources you need. discapacitados abriéndose caminos (d.a.c) is here to help. We guide families through health care, public services and community systems to get children, youth, adult or family member with a disability the help they need.


* Names have been changed to protect the person’s identity. The stories are based on real events.

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