Category: Intellectual disabilities

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Japan’s Local Govts Increasing Disabled Job Applicants to include those with mental or intellectual disabilities

“An increasing number of prefectural governments and ordinance-designated major cities in Japan are expanding the scope of disabled people qualified to take exams for regular jobs at the public-sector offices to include those with mental or intellectual disabilities. Previously, the job exams had been available to people with physical disabilities.”

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To increase understanding of autism, a Hyogo Prefecture NPO holds ‘simulation’ workshops

“To  deepen an understanding about the “lack of understanding” that people with autism and other intellectual disabilities experience in their daily lives, the NPO ‘Nuturing Society Connecting Hands in Sanda City’, an NPO that holds workshops in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture (amongst other places), for disabled people and their families has been formed. “

Disability Intellectual disabilities Japan Mental Health

Nearly half of adults in Japan with developmental disabilities suffer depression: Mainichi Shimbun poll

“More than 45 percent of respondents to a Mainichi Shimbun survey targeting people with developmental disorders aged 20 and older said they had depression…Of the respondents, 862 had been diagnosed with developmental disabilities, of which 45.5 percent, or 393 people, were diagnosed with depression.”

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Hyogo prefectural police instructed pay compensation over illegal DNA collection from intellectually disabled man

“A man,41, from Nishinomiya City, Hyogo Prefecture, who has autism due to severe intellectual disability, who sought damages of ¥ 16.5 million from the prefecture,  because his DNA was collected from prefectural police without consent. He was awarded 110,000 yen. The ruling was made at Kobe District Court on the 13th March. “