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Thriving in the Midst of Chaos: Parenting With Special Needs Kids

Sep 17, 2020

Episode 55: Diagnosis and Treatment Across The World With Guests Jao and Jyothi Tekwani

In this episode, we discuss we discuss growing up with disabilities in different countries and continents, and how that affects diagnosis and treatment, as well as the stigma related to having a disability. Guests Jao and Jyothi Tekwani's daughter was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy both in India and in Miami. In India, she was able to see any doctor her parents chose and was able to see them within a few days of calling. Her parents moved to Curacao when she was 2 years old. In Miami, she got surgery on a tendon and has been using splints and inserts in her shoes for her feet. She also has obtained physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Her parents noted that since they moved, India now uses private insurance. Curacao has state sponsored insurance and organized therapies, and their country subsidizes the treatments. She noted that India now has a bigger and more supportive disability community than it used to. India is also now becoming wheelchair friendly. They have found strong support in both countries. However, although people are helpful, families in Curacao tend not to take their disabled children out of the house very often.


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