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Leaving no-one behind: using assistive technology to enhance community living for people with intellectual disability

MacLACHLAN, Malcolm
April 2017

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The transformation of community care for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) through enhanced access to assistive technology (AT) is discussed. The problems associated with lack of access to AT and the extent to which these occur are reported. Issues in lack of AT provision, including lack of global standards, are discussed. A call to action is made with reference to the appropriate parts of CRPD.   



Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 12:5, 426-428

DOI: 10.1080/17483107.2017.1312572 

The right to live in the community : making it happen for people with intellectual disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo


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This report concerns the situation of people with intellectual disabilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo under UN Security Council Resolution 1244, Montenegro and Serbia. It describes how five organisations working in the region have successfully developed innovative services to support people with intellectual disabilities to live in their communities as equal citizens. The aim of this report is to highlight the importance of developing a range of client-focused, community-based services as alternatives to institutionalisation; demonstrate that such services can successfully be developed in the region; identify barriers to the development of such services; and make recommendations on how to address such barriers

Make it in the community

NEETESON, Annemarie

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This manual contains useful practical instructions on how to make appropriate appliances for persons with disabilities using local resources found in the community. The aim is to enable CBR workers to carry out rehabilitation activities at local level. The manual enhances the available knowledge with information that is specific for Uganda. It is intended for CBR workers, people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities

Note: This document was published online through the Documentation and Research (D&R) Project, is a multi-country initiative that aims at building evidence for CBR to inform and influence disability programming, policy development, and facilitate sharing and learning from best practices in CBR. It is supported by the Norwegian Association of Disabled (NAD) with funds from NORAD

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