Rooshey Hasnain, Ed.D. / M.A.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Disability and Human Development and the Rehabilitation Sciences Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Due to the current political climate in the US, Muslim-Americans with disability experience a type of "double jeopardy" that both impacts their dignity as citizens and complicates their ability to live independently with their communities. Using a combination of educational materials that demystify Islam and clinical perspectives, our panel aims to initiate cross-disciplinary discussion on the clinical needs of Muslim Americans with various chronic disease and disabilities. Our presentation will identify current care gaps using existing literature and first-hand observations, delineate support mechanisms, and highlight clinical skills and acumen that can improve access and care-quality for this population.