The latest posts on From the Roots: Clinician’s Blog call into question a recent Disney ride protocol change for individuals with disabilities and their families and remind therapists to remain fresh and engaged for patients who, in the midst of personal trauma, may be forced to act as their only healthcare advocate. The blog is sponsored by TiLite.
Ann Eubank, a nationally recognized advocate for mobility device users, emphasizes to readers that setting aside the “shackles that big insurance tries to lay on us,” and owing the role of trusted advisor as “an all the time,” and not a “sometime thing” is one of the key underpinnings of the profession.
As a “trusted advisor” Eubank also encourages readers to educate themselves on a recent lawsuit filed against Disney, which has amusement parks in Anaheim, Calif, and Orlando, Fla. With a change that dictates park guests impacted by a disability be given an “appointment time” at which they may return to the ride to avoid waiting in line, Eubank asks readers to consider what Disney might be thinking. Is the policy change rooted in the intolerance of a vocal majority of patrons, or because the Magic Kingdom feels it has found a better way to serve its guests with disabilities?
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[Source: Rehab Management]