Finding Comfort at Home: New Website Logs Solutions to Everyday Problems for Disabled People and Their Caregivers

Laura Mauldin, an associate professor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the human development and family sciences department, has a website, Disability at Home, which is a passion project as a result of her research here at the university.

“My work is very much about positioning disability as something that’s generative, about knowledge sharing, and about community,” she says. “All of my work counters this deficit model of disability and seeks to change the conversation to how disabled people are creators. When we start to ask different questions and look at disability in a different way then we can see the creativity and agency that disabled people have in their worlds and this website is a good way of documenting both disabled people and caregivers’ strategies.”

This story originally appeared in UConn Today. Read the rest here.

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By Francesca Crivello
Francesca Crivello Assessment & Technology Coordinator