This handbook aims to empower disabled children and their families through a greater understanding of their rights and entitlements in England and Wales. It is useful reading for the families of disabled children, their advocates and lawyers, voluntary and statutory sector advisers, commissioners, managers and lawyers working for public authorities, education, social and health care professionals, students and academics
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
The Index for Inclusion is a set of materials devised in England for supporting the development of learning and participation in schools. This paper reports on the extent to which the Index can be used in countries of the South, with a particular focus on South Africa, Brazil and India
Written from a child's perspective, this book describes how disabled children view their world. It is aimed at practitioners who would like to learn about the child's opinion
These notes for a conference held in Cambridge, UK in 2001 summarise the opportunities and obstacles of inclusive education in the UK. National policies that exist at the moment could be said to foster greater segregation in the education system, but there are opportunities for education authorities and schools to work together to change this. This research found the positive attitudes from parents, teachers and education officers to be a promising sign
Children with learning difficulties are frequently denied access to inclusive education. This booklet informs teachers about the learning profile of children with Down's syndrome and good practice in their education. It is adaptable for use in developing countries
Children with learning difficulties are frequently denied access to inclusive education. This booklet informs teachers about the learning profile of children with Down's syndrome and good practice in their education. It is adaptable for use in countries of the South
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
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
Intended for professionals, this resource explains how to ensure deafblind children and young people access education through high quality support
This deafblind manual alphabet card has pictorial representations of the manual gestures from A to Z. This card is useful to teach the deafblind alphabet to a deafblind person, family members, carers, community members or professsionals. There is also a deafblind manual online video
"Efforts at tackling targeted violence against disabled people may benefit from lessons generated from the longer-standing work in tackling violence against women. These include the conceptualisation and articulation of targeted violence as a cause and consequence of inequality, and as a human rights issue. There is a need to develop effective coalitions and to make explicit the relevance and implications of targeted violence across all public services so that those affected receive the support they require. The importance of education and prevention is also highlighted. While such lessons can help re-frame the issues and policies around targeted violence against disabled people, they should not be transposed uncritically"
A disability directory of UK adult and children's disability services. Includes advice and information, access, education, recreation and sports, the arts, and detailed information on specific disabilities
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