Why an Occupational Therapist Came to the U.S. as a Professional Au Pair

“At first I was nervous – coming to live with a family that I’d only spoke with several times via Skype,” said Riemann. “What would it be like? But, the experience has been so valuable, both personally and professionally.”Riemann is one of dozens of occupational therapists from Germany and other countries who, rather than put

Helping Children Understand Facial Differences

Some types of special needs are more clearly visible to the outside world than others. Such is the case with children with craniofacial disorders, which are abnormalities of the face and/or the head. They can occur due to birth defects, disease or trauma and result from abnormal growth patters of the face or skull.This month

Inclusive Education is a Basic Right Says United Nations

A recent Disability Scoop article highlights key portions of the document including current challenges:"Despite progress achieved, (the committee) is concerned that profound challenges persist,” reads the statement. "Many millions of persons with disabilities continue to be denied a right to education, and for many more, education is available only in settings where they are isolated

The Origins of the Paralympic Games

This year’s Paralympic Games, held in Rio de Janeiro, will have 528 medal events in 22 different sports - from archery and table tennis to judo and cycling. It will be the first year for Canoe and Triathlon.The concept for the Paralympic Games goes back to the 1940s when an English neurosurgeon named Dr. Ludwig

PROaupair in the Big Apple - meet Area Director Erika Bognár

Besides the most popular tourist sights such as the Empire State Building, Wall Street, World Trade Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts, au pairs will enjoy food specialties from around the world, surrounded by a multicultural atmosphere. If someone feels overwhelmed by all of these, he/ she can hop on a train and visit