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Journal article

Place in Europe

Author:
HOPKINS Graham
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 27.01.05, 2005, pp.46-47.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Phil Madden, Director of service development at the Home Farm Trust, describes the organisations involvement in a one year project 'Families In' funded by the European Commission. The project involved partners from Sweden, Finland, Spain, Belgium and Hungary. He describes the challenges and rewards of the project.

Journal article

Advocacy project in Central Europe

Author:
KLEIN Judith
Journal article citation:
Breakthrough, 2(1), 1998, pp.19-25.

Reports on the Central European Mental Disability Advocacy Project (CEMDAP), whose mission is to promote the inclusion of people with both developmental disabilities and mental health problems. CEMDAP provides direct funding and support for non-governmental organisations.

Journal article

The paradox of the quality of life of adults with learning difficulties

Author:
BANFALVY Csaba
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(4), December 1996, pp.569-577.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

This paper is based on an empirical survey conducted in 1995 in Hungary. Data came from a stratified random sample of about 1300 adults with learning difficulties from all over the country. The author combines qualitative and quantitative methods in analysing the quality of life of people with learning difficulties and takes into consideration that their quality of life is as much determined by sociological factors as by the biologically and educationally understood level of difficulties. The paper shows that success in education and in the labour market does not equate to successful social integration. The quality of life of adults with learning difficulties is sometimes better in social circumstances which are less favourable for high achievement in education and in the labour market. Though the people from more privileged backgrounds may seem to lead a more active and social everyday life than those with working class origins they are still considerably less integrated in their social environments.

Book

Inform '92: meeting the information needs of disabled people in Europe; International Conference Centre, Birmingham 13 and 14 October 1992

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
159p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
London

Includes papers on: acceptable language in information provision; the National Disability Information Project; telephone information helplines; MENCAP's profound intellectual and multiple disabilities section; physical and attitudinal barriers to effective information provision; employment information for people with disabilities; the accessibility of public information in different European countries; the EC's Helios programme; Kent County Council and links between disabled people in Europe; methods of disseminating information; the Deaf Women's Health Project; the Asian People with Disabilities Alliance; information and visual impairment; advocacy and the law; the use and value of information technology; and travelling and tourism for all.

Book

Quality of life for persons with disabilities: international perspectives and issues

Editor:
GOODE David
Publisher:
Brookline Books
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
218p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Cambridge, MA

Comparative study of the quality of life of people with learning difficulties. Includes papers on: quality of life in the Danish context; a six year study of a quality of life model; Australian legislation, service delivery and quality of life; overview of theory and practice in Germany; quality of life and unemployment among people with disabilities in Hungary; the National Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities Project in the USA; the California quality of life project; towards an understanding of quality of life in people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities; quality of life and ageing; quality of life at school; training staff in quality of life issues; and the concept of quality of life and its current applications in the field of developmental disabilities.

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