"This discussion paper provides a brief overview of issues pertaining to early childhood development (ECD) and disability. It lays the foundation for a long-term strategic and collaborative process aimed at improving the developmental outcomes, participation and protection of young children with disabilities. Essential to this effort is dialogue between United Nations agencies and relevant stakeholders to identify sustainable strategies which build on existing efforts, and expand on multisectoral approaches to guarantee the rights of young children with disabilities and their families"
This paper aims to review and synthesise literature on the nature, distribution, and associated aspects of disability among children under 8 in developing countries. It examines existing services and practices providing care and education, and identifies approaches that promise to address the children's developmental needs.
Such a review may also serve as a resource for governmental and nongovernmental entities involved in the development of policies and implementation of services for children with disabilities and their families in developing countries. Finally, it may be of interest to foundations and funding organisations seeking to make investments in early childhood intervention programs in those countries
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