To help you prepare for the 2017 HandsOn Shanghai Make a Difference Day, here is another resource list for you.
Remember that they are like us, have feelings, social needs, and desire to pursue dreams.
Flowers for Algernon , by Daniel Keyes
This is a science fiction written by Daniel Keyes nearly 60 years ago. Charlie, an intellectual disabled person, always be treated unfairly due to his limitation. While he keeps kind and positive. One day, he became an experimental subject of two scientists, receiving a brain surgery. After this, Charlie was transformed into a genius, however he started to see dark side of the world, which brought him shock and pain. At last the surgery proved to be failure, and Charlie became intellectual disabled again…
http://www.lread.cc/read/7670" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Theory and Practice for the Integration of Intellectual Disabled Persons , by East China Normal University
The pilot study report for Shanghai’s “Intellectual Disabled Persons Sunshine Action”, presenting the achievements in the practice on the social integration of disabled persons.
Report on the Volunteerism at Sunshine Home , by HandsOn Shanghai
Sunshine Home is HandsOn Shanghai’s long-term partner, providing a platform for the intellectual disabled persons to step forward and engage in the society. This report shows the progress and needs of volunteer services at the Sunshine Home. You are able to have a better understanding of this group through this report. If you want to know more, please leave us a message!
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) - Gilbert has an obese mother, intellectual disabled brother, and two sisters. He takes the responsibility to take care of his family, especially the disabled brother. One day, a girl Becky came to the town, she and Gilbert fell in love. Family and his own pursuit, how would Gilbert make the choice?
I am Sam (2001) - As an adult, Sam has an intellectual level of only 7 years-old. One day, he helped a homeless woman, while she left a child and left. Sam named the baby girl Lucy and raised her up with love and care. Due to Sam’s intellectual limitation, the local education officer considered him incapable to take care of Lucy, and took her away. How would Sam take action and get back his Lucy?
The Eighth Day (1996) - Harry works in a bank, living a dull, repetitive life. George has Down Syndrome and lives in a healthcare institute. By accident, these two met each other and became good friend. What would this friendship bring to both of them?
Ted Talk—Glory and Drea, by Matthew Williams - An intellectual disabled person, and also a self-driven athlete. Matthew shares his story and experience on how he overcame the challenges as disabled people, and pursued his dream with confidence.
About HandsOn Shanghai Make A Difference Day:
In the week of 11/25—12/1, volunteers from across the city will unite for Make A Difference Day("MADD"), one of the largest annual service week of HandsOn Shanghai, with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others.
"MADD" is a marathon community service event in which volunteers will touch as many of these key social issues as possible; it’s a project to engage, network and have fun regardless Whether you are looking for an annual volunteering event as corporate group, to get more engaged in the community as a group of friends, or have a great time with a group of your friends!
With HandsOn Shanghai extensive network of community based organizations, we will collaborate with various NGO partners, launching a series of social cause activities focusing on the group with physical and mental disability, to help the public have a better knowledge of this group, eliminate misunderstanding and prejudice, and create equal opportunity for them to interact and communicate with others.
This event will focus on the following disabled group:
- Cerebral palsy
- Intellectual disability
- Vision disability
- Physical (limb) disability
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