“I’m not a rice pot”: Disability, society and inclusion in Hong Kong

Christine Irene FORLIN, Brenda PETERS, Darren CHAN, Edmond LAU

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This paper reports Darren’s story told from the perspective of a person who, due to a serious accident as a young adult, became a quadriplegic. Darren experienced debilitating consequences as a result, which led to many challenges for him in both social and work activities. His limited mobility directly affected his job prospects and personal life. By sharing his life experiences and the personal difficulties he faced, Darren’s story highlights the difficulties of young people who are physically disabled in Hong Kong. It is a story of hope and encouragement, although it began with one of frustration, depression, and boredom. Copyright © 2012 Institute of Special Education Studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-29
JournalJournal of Exceptional People
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


Forlin, C., Peters, B., Chan, D., & Lau, E. (2012). “I’m not a Rice Pot”: Disability, society and inclusion in Hong Kong. Journal of Exceptional People, 1(2), 19-29.


  • People with disabilities
  • Having a disability in Hong Kong
  • Rice pot


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