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Adolescence and disability

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTRE
2011

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This Key list highlights essential information resources on adolescence and disability.
Adolescence is a time of great emotional and psychological change, of emerging sexuality and important life choices about employment and education. During this period of transition adolescents, especially those with disabilities, may be vulnerable in society; their rights have not been always been recognised. Disability programmes tend to focus on young children or adults, and may risk excluding adolescents, negatively affecting their opportunities to develop their abilities and to participate in community life. Factors in disabled adolescents' development and socialisation include the attitude and behaviour of parents, family members and peers, and social and community values. Issues highlighted in this Key list include rights, education, employment, sexuality and relationships

HEARD’s disability and HIV library

HEALTH ECONOMICS AND HIV/AIDS RESEARCH DIVISION (HEARD)
June 2010

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This bibliography contains papers, reports and articles relating to the issue of HIV and AIDS and disability. "These papers reveal findings in relation to the impact of HIV/AIDS on people with disabilities, the disabling effects of HIV/AIDS, sexuality and disability, the attitude and stigma towards disability and interventions in different countries"

An annotated bibliography on leprosy

CALCRAFT, JH
2006

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[Author's abstract] : This annotated bibliography, based on a review of the available literature, is divided into two parts. First, a commentary on the key issues raised in the literature reviewed, with a specific focus on the psycho-social-economic issues. The commentary begins with the general literature, before moving to a discussion of leprosy issues in Asia, and finishing with a commentary on a selection of relevant papers from other areas of the world. The contributions gathered under each heading are arranged chronologically

Disability and human rights

SOURCE INTERNATIONAL INFORMATION SUPPORT CENTRE
2005

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This Key list highlights essential information resources on disability and human rights. The perception of disability has been changing over the last 20 years. Previous models focused on medical treatment or charitable support; these are slowly being replaced by holistic and social approaches. References to disabled people's rights play an important role in this shift in focus from disabled people alone to society as a whole. In the medical and charity models, disabled people tended to be positioned as the 'problem' and in need of treatment, whereas in the holistic social approaches, it is recognised that attitudes and policies toward disabled people as well as inaccessible environments are the main reasons for disability. Human rights are becoming more important in the disability movement in terms of programming, implementation and advocacy

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