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Inclusive citizenship : the Leonard Cheshire social exclusion report 2002

HEAVEN, Christine

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This report documents how disabled people have been excluded from society in the UK, and it explores possibilities for the inclusion of disabled people. It is useful for disabled people, disabled people's organisations, and non-governmental organisations aiming to include disabled people.

Into the new millennium : Inclusion International's millennium development goals


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This paper provides an overview of Inclusion International’s priorities in the following areas: education, poverty reduction, children's rights, maternal and infant health care, ethical medical research and human rights. It provides a realistic snapshot of the current situation facing people with disabilities. Inclusion International’s millennium development goals (MDGs) mirror those of the UN to link efforts and achieve results for people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Inclusion International’s MDGs provide an agenda for inclusive policy and programming in education, maternal and child health, poverty reduction, human rights, gender equality, HIV/AIDS and global partnership which is substantiated by clear targets that they are committed to working towards by the year 2015

Disabled village children : a guide for community health workers, rehabilitation workers, and families


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This well-known manual contains a wealth of information that is crucial for therapists, professionals and community groups. It deals comprehensively with all common childhood disabilities including polio, cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis, blindness and deafness. It provides clear, detailed information and easy-to-implement ideas for rehabilitation at the village level, the development of skills, making low-cost aids and the prevention of disabilities

Primary prevention of mental, neurological and psychosocial disorders


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This book describes a number of simple and effective measures for the primary prevention of selected mental, neurological, and psychosocial disorders. Addressed to policy-makers as well as mental health professionals, the book aims both to increase awareness of the potential of primary prevention and to encourage the use of specific interventions. Four disorders are covered: mental retardation, epilepsy, suicide, and burnout of health care staff. Each disorder is discussed according to a common format that includes information on the size of the problem, risk factors and causes, and measures available for primary prevention. The book adopts a public health approach, arguing that the multifactorial causes of most mental and neurological disorders requires broad-based strategies involving many different sectors. Recommended lines of action range from simple procedures to measures at the legislative level. [Publisher's abstract, amended]

Who's got learning disabilities?

Heller, Tom

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This article looks at "Special Olympics" and reviews the authors perceptions about persons with difficulties in learning and his personal stereotypes. He suggested perhaps it is because of his attitudes

Prevention of mental handicaps in children in primary health care

Shah, P M

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Some 5-15 percent of children aged 3 to 15 years in both developing and developed countries suffer from mental handicaps... the primary health care approach involving families and communities and instilling the spirit of self-care and self-help is indispensable. Mothers and other family members, traditional births attendents, community health workers, as well as nurse midwives and physicians should be involved in prevention and intervention acitivites, for which they should be trained and given knowledge and skills about appropriate technologies such as the risk approach, home-based maternal record, partograph, mobilogram (kick count), home-risk card, icterometer, and mouth-to- mask or bag and mask resuscitation of the newborn...

Epidemiological evidence from Zaire for a dietary aetiology of konzo, an upper motor neuron disease

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A clear association between seasonal outbreaks of a paralytic disease called konzo and toxic effects from consumption of insufficiently processed bitter cassava roots has been demonstrated in Bandundu region, Zaire. A community-based survey of 6764 inhabitants identified 110 live and 254 dead konzo-affected persons with a history of isolated non-progressive spastic paraparesis of abrupt onset. The start of these annual outbreaks of konzo in 1974 coincided with the completion of a new tarmac road to the capital, which facilitated the transport of cassava and made it the main cash crop. The extensive cassava sales encouraged the consumption by the peasant families of roots that had not been adequately processed; frequent acute cyanide intoxications resulted when the naturally occurring cyanogens in the roots were eaten. The disease mainly appeared in the dry season when there was high consumption of insufficiently processed cassava and the diet lacked supplementary foods with sulfur-containing amino acids which promote cyanide detoxification. These results, which confirm the earlier findings in East Africa, show that, owing to the high cyanide and low sulfur dietary intake, there is an increased risk of konzo outbreaks in cassava-growing areas during periods of adverse agro-economic changes

Training in the community for people with disabilities

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This set of 33 manuals is a key training resource for CBR trainers and workers trying to improve the quality of life of disabled people living in developing countries. The manuals present the WHO model of CBR, comprised of a system of 'local supervisors' and a 'community rehabilitation committee'. The manuals address disabled people, school-teachers and families. They cover rehabilitation activities for all types of impairment, as well as training on cross-impairment issues such as breastfeeding, play, schooling, social integration and job placement

Developing an AIDS prevention education program for persons with developmental disabilities

JACOBS, Raymond
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The AIDS epidemic poses a serious threat to people with developmental disabilities, the magnitude of which has not yet been fully realised by many professionals working with this population. However, models for effective AIDS prevention education have been developed within other populations.The author discusses key principles utilised in existing models and presents recommendations on how to adapt these models when designing programmes for people who have developmental disabilities, most specifically, for those with mild to moderate range of mental retardation

Enabling education network (EENET)


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This extensive website focusing on inclusive education is regularly updated, primarily with publications written by people working and living in the South. The website’s resources database covers a wide range of themes including: action research and image-based methodologies, early childhood, emergencies, deafness, gender, parents, policy, teacher education, among others. The website also contains EENET’s newsletters, plus event and job vacancy announcements.
The website is also available from EENET as a CD-ROM

Autism resources

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This website gives guidance about autism and includes online publications. It has a section on frequently asked questions and a booklist that points to resources that are related to autism and learning disabilities

Inclusion International

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This website promotes inclusion concerning all disability groups. It is translated into English, Spanish, French and German. It provides links to the organisation's regional programmes, as well as a list of publications on advocacy and human rights, self-advocacy, education, employment, social environment, family issues and services