An overview of young people living with disabilities : their needs and their rights

GROCE, Nora Ellen
Publication Date 
1999
32 p

This paper discusses findings from the global UNICEF survey on Young People with Disabilities. It presents the global social, demographic and economic issues that young people with disabilities encounter, including social isolation, education, sexuality, and substance abuse. The author argues that very often organisations working with young disabled people focus on job training, but ignore other needs, such as psychosocial support and rehabilitation. Finally, the paper highlights innovative programmes that have successfully reached out to disabled children and young people
This paper may be of interest to anyone generally interested in learning more about youth and disability from an international point of view

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