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Book

Employment policies for disabled people: a review of legislation and services in fifteen countries

Authors:
LUNT Neil, THORNTON Patricia
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Employment
Publication year:
1993
Pagination:
222p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Sheffield

Contains detailed accounts of the current situation in all countries looked at, and in depth reports on France, Germany and the United States.

Journal article

Disability in Europe

Author:
GEORGE Mike
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 26.9.91, 1991, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at how Europe is addressing disability and the implications of 1992.

Book

Curing the Dutch disease: an international perspective on disability policy reform

Editors:
AARTS Leo J.M., BURKHAUSER Richard V., DE JONG Philip R.
Publisher:
Avebury
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
183p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Comparative study evaluating Dutch disability policies from the 1970s onwards. Experts from Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States go on to use the evaluation framework to compare policies in their own countries.

Book

Sheltered employment in five member states of the Council of Europe: Austria, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland

Authors:
SAMOY Erik, WATERPLAS Lina
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
1997
Pagination:
67p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

Comparative study looking at the situation of sheltered employment in the twelve Member States of the European Union. The data for each country is grouped under the following headings: institutional context; target population; access to sheltered employment; characteristics of the people in sheltered employment; and a discussion of the topics currently under debate around sheltered employment in each country.

Journal article

Systems of care: transition from the bio-psycho-social perspective of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health

Author:
CAMARGO O. Kraus de
Journal article citation:
Child: Care, Health and Development, 37(6), November 2011, pp.792-799.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

The transition process of adolescents with complex health conditions occurs in all areas of their life. Systems of care are usually designed within certain aspects of life, as addressed by health, education and social welfare. Recent policies are trying to integrate these systems allowing for a more integrated transition process. This article illustrates how these developments are represented within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and provides arguments that favour a greater integration of systems of care. Examples of systems of care from North America, Germany and the UK are described. In order to assist young people in transition, there is a consensus that the approach should be individualised. The overall goal of any intervention or service should be to achieve optimal functioning of the patients. In the framework of the ICF, this means that biomedical and contextual issues need to be taken into consideration. This requires an exchange of information between the different systems or the integration of those systems involved with the patient. The author concludes that close collaboration between agencies are useful in smoothing the transition process.

Journal article

Max versus max: disability-related services in the U.S. and Germany

Author:
ORGASSA Ute C.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2(2/3), 2003, pp.87-100.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Compares disability-related services and experiences of the United States of America and Germany. Follows a fictional case example concerning a person with a developmental disability from birth to adulthood and provides examples of possible life choices.

Journal article

A place for support: new policies for informal carers in long-term programmes

Author:
SCHUNK Michaela
Journal article citation:
Benefits, 28, April 2000, pp.22-25.
Publisher:
Policy Press

Reviews policy trends for informal carers which have been implemented in various countries between 1996 - 1998. The article focuses on respite care and direct payments for carers of older ill and disabled adults.

Journal article

Computer work in sheltered employment: a systematic approach for qualification

Authors:
ZINK Klaus J., LEIDERMANN Frank, WEBER Harald
Journal article citation:
New Technology in the Human Services, 12(1/2), 1999, pp.33-38.
Publisher:
Centre for Human Service Technology

For people with disabilities, computer work offers a lot of opportunities for adequate occupation. This paper describes an approach of how to evolve and conduct accordant qualification measures. The concept includes an analysing methodology regarding task requirements and individual abilities. The approach has been developed and evaluated in cooperation with German and French sheltered workshops and vocational rehabilitation centres.

Book

Higher education and disabilities: international approaches

Editor:
HURST Alan
Publisher:
Ashgate
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
245p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Aldershot

Contains papers on: disability services in Australian universities; the impact of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 on tertiary education in Australia; supporting students with disabilities in Belgium; policy and provision of support services in Canadian universities; Canadian universities and the status of disabled people; students with disabilities in higher education in Finland; students with disabilities in German higher education; disabled university students in Greece; disabled students and higher education in Ireland; including students with disabilities in higher education in Lithuania; students with disabilities in the Netherlands; supporting students with disabilities in the Slovak Republic; students with disabilities in higher education in Spain; disability awareness raising and training in higher education in the United Kingdom; higher education and disability in the USA; service students with disabilities in higher education in the USA; and students with disabilities and international exchanges.

Book

Helping disabled people to work: a cross-national study of social security and employment provisions; a report for the Social Security Advisory Committee

Authors:
THORNTON Patricia, SAINSBURY Roy, BARNES Helen
Publisher:
Stationery Office/University of York. Social Policy Research Unit
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
164p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Research paper presenting a comparative study of the employment of disabled people, focusing in particular on the need to be flexible in terms of hours worked and breaks needed. Also looks at the disabling effects of many working environments.

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