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Life as a disabled child : a qualitative study of young people’s experiences and perspectives

SHAKESPEARE, Tom
March 2005

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This report documents the results of a project to explore disabled children’s (11 – 16 years old) experiences, and their perceptions of impairment; of services; and of their social relationships with family, peers and professionals. The study involved over 300 children in a range of settings and used qualitative methods.
The research highlighted an atmosphere of resentment towards the comparatively high levels of adult surveillance disabled children faced, as opposed to their non-disabled peers, along with the varying degrees to which the word ‘disabled’ and the concept of disability had been appropriated and understood by disabled children themselves. Finally, it alluded to the presence of multiple barriers to inclusion (as generally understood by the social model) that disabled children were still facing on a regular basis

Better lives for disabled women

CAMPLING, Jo
1979

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This book has brief explanations on relationships, sexuality and self-image, marriage, pregnancy and motherhood. The writer suggests practical solutions to sexual experiences and provides names and addresses for some organisations which may give additional help relating to disability and sexual experiences

The choices for young adults born deafblind

SENSE INTERNATIONAL

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This factsheet explores the challenges of deafblind young adults and the options available for life after school; including further education, living independently or within the family, and support and benefits available in the UK

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