Definition: Of or pertaining to the practice of medicine. The medical model of Disability focuses on impairments rather than social and attitudinal barriers cf. Social Model of Disability.
Service descriptions mentioning the term
Provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome
, their carer
s and professionals working with them. This includes a forum, help with gaining access to medical assessment
s with doctors who have expertise in Alström Syndrome, quarterly medical screening clinics and a newsletter.
ICAN support group - (International Children's Anopthalmia and Micropthalmia Network (ICAN) )Service
Provides a forum for parents of children
with anopthalmia where issues can be discussed. Also has information about the treatment of the condition and medical
research. Some activities (such as conferences) are US-based.
LMBBS support - (Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Society (LMBBS))Service
LMBBS can help by putting you in touch with other families who are facing similar problems, by passing on advice
which has helped others in the day to day management of thieir children
, and by sending information which will help professionals in medical
and educational fields to understand more about our special children.
UCAN has taken vision awareness training
settings, public and private companies, schools, trade unions and youth organisations in the UK and abroad. It is conducted by young disabled
people and takes a unique approach to challenging public perceptions and attitudes towards sight loss.