Author: Michael Gillan Peckitt

UK & CP born, living in Japan, blogging about disability
Disability Japan Welfare

A mother in Japan talks about discovering her son’s developmental disability

“My son was diagnosed as being autistic spectrum in early childhood when he was a 3rd grade elementary school student. I received this note:

“By knowing the characteristics of a son in early response to the diagnosis, we were able parenting without compared with other child time of Sotsuchichi, time of remove diapers, time begins to speak the language. The son of development unlike other children, it was completely different from childcare books.”

Disability Health Japan Welfare

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare states 7.4% of Japan’s population have disabilities

“On Monday April 9th 2018, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced estimates that 936,600 people in Japan have either mental or physical disabilities.

The number of people with disabilities in Japan increased by about 1.49 million from the previous estimate of 2013 (about 7,879 thousand people). The proportion of Japan’s total population also increased from about 6.2% to about 7.4%.”