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Forging new collaborations : a guide for rape crisis, domestic violence, and disability organizations

SMITH, Nancy
April 2011

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"This report is based upon Vera’s work with and observations of those collaborations from 2006 through 2010, as well as in-depth interviews with representatives from 10 of the groups and an extensive literature review on effective collaboration. It is designed for policy makers, practitioners, and first-responders interested in using collaboration to address violence against people with disabilities. It offers concrete recommendations for how to build effective collaboration between victim services and disability organizations, practical strategies for overcoming common obstacles, and steps to begin the collaboration process"
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Towards inclusive education for children with disabilities : a guideline


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"The Manual begins by identifying the problem and setting out the rationale for the focus on the education of children with disabilities. This is followed by a detailed analysis of eight aspects of the education system and the ways in which it must change to allow the full inclusion of children with disabilities. Each aspect has a critical role to play in transforming the education system...The final section summarizes the way forward, with an emphasis on a rights-based approach to providing education of good quality for children with disabilities in the region"



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The International Disability Educational Alliance network (IDEAnet) is a global network of individuals and institutions collaborating on issues important to people with disabilities. The purpose of this member-oriented website is to facilitate communication and collaborative efforts among people with disabilities and professionals. The website features discussion forums, chats and document sharing. Its purpose is to encourage community members to share knowledge and generate new ideas, fostering collaboration with ongoing projects and new research. The website is useful for anyone interested in rehabilitation services in the community and disability rights


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