Armenia: Debate Swirls Over How to Care for Disabled Babies

Few services are available for Armenian families raising disabled children, but the government provides a monthly assistance of 23,000-30,000 drams (about US$50-US$70). (Photo: Nazik Armanakyan)

Leo Forrest is just over a month old, but already has become a potent symbol of the struggles and discrimination that disabled children endure in Armenia. Whether his story can catalyze changes in public attitudes, however, remains unclear. 

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Gayane Abrahamyan is a freelance reporter and editor in Yerevan.

Armenia: Debate Swirls Over How to Care for Disabled Babies

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