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A study of the political behavior of people with disabilities|What determines voter turnout, executive summary : empowerment through civic participation

KRUSE, D L
et al
April 1999

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This study examines if people with disabilities are as likely as those without disabilities to vote and to engage in other forms of political and civic participation. It also explores if there is a role for policies to remove barriers or otherwise encourage greater participation of people with disabilities

First steps : stories on inclusion in early childhood education

UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO)
September 1997

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Early childhood intervention is a strategy that can promote inclusive education leading to a deeper understanding by the general public on disability. Targeted at early development programmes and interventions to include disabled children

Disaster mitigation for persons with disabilities : fostering a new dialogue

BLANCK, Peter David
1995

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This report, written within the context of the USA, covers two main areas: communications policy in disaster relief and mitigation, and communications and disability policy. It identifies key issues concerning the needs of people with disabilities when disasters strike, develops effective strategies for resolving these issues and builds relationships and delineates responsibilities among disaster mitigation organisations, the media and disability organisations

Planning for disaster

SMITH, L Murphy
June 1994

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"The string of natural and man-made disasters that had recently devastated US businesses underscores the importance of disaster recovery planning (DRP). In addition to a general emergency plan, companies must also have computer contingency plans to protect critical information from loss, destruction, theft and other risks. An effective DRP should provide for the recovery of vital records, alternative telecommunication systems, evacuation of disabled employees, housing arrangements for the recovery team, food service and alternate sources of supplies. A computer contingency plan, on the other hand, should have emergency, back-up, recovery, test and maintenance plans. Adequate computer contingency planning should help firms to quickly regain their capabilities to process information and get back in business"

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Multiculturalism, chronic illness and disability

GROCE, Nora Ellen
ZOLA, Irving Kenneth
1991

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This paper advocates that to better service children and adults who have a chronic illness or disability within the multicultural society of the US, it is imperative that people understand the cultural beliefs and attitudes that determine behaviours, guide decisions, and effect interactions with the broader society

Having a daughter with a disability : is it different for girls?

FROSCHL, Merle
et al
October 1990

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This article provides advice to parents on how to support their daughters with disabilities to become independent and successful, and explores the difficulties that parents may encounter in finding the right balance between too much and too little protection of their daughters with disabilities. The authors discuss the differences in education for boys and girls, and the gender role expectations by society that young women with disabilities may encounter. Although the article was written for mainly a North American audience, it highlights many issues that may be of interest to anyone working with girls and young women with disabilities or with an interest in gender and disability issues
NICHCY News Digest, No. 14

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