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.
Grants from RBS - (Royal Blind Society)ServiceGrants
can be made to blind & vi
people on low incomes. Examples of how they can be used are:
IT equipment; reading and literacy aids ; to help pay household bills; to fund work-related training
; to buy specialist medical
equipment such as thick-lens spectacles; to provide daily living
aids such as a washing machine with Braille
controls; to meet emergencies and unforeseen needs.
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.