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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.

Journal article

Experience of an electronic newspaper service for the blind

Authors:
GRAZIANI Paolo, BURZAGLI Laura
Journal article citation:
New Technology in the Human Services, 12(1/2), 1999, pp.26-32.
Publisher:
Centre for Human Service Technology

This paper discusses the results of an investigation among a sample of Italian blind users of the distribution service of the accessible electronic version of a daily newspaper.

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

Comorbidity of DCD and SLI: significance of epileptiform activity during sleep

Authors:
SCABAR A., et al
Journal article citation:
Child: Care, Health and Development, 32(6), November 2006, pp.732-739.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

 In children affected by specific language impairment (SLI), many authors have investigated a link between language and epileptiform discharges during sleep resembling the focal sharp waves typical of benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS), the so-called rolandic spikes. On the other hand, the same electroencephalographic trait occurs in more than 50% of children affected by learning or behavioural disabilities without seizures, supporting the hypothesis of a common genetic disposition. The biological background of Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is currently unknown, but a genetic liability may be assumed. The aims of our study were first to estimate the prevalence of sleep-related epileptiform discharges in children affected by DCD and second to investigate the occurrence of DCD in a population of children affected by BECTS. The authors  selected a group of eight children with severe DCD. In this group, the presence of epileptiform activity was investigated. We also searched for DCD among a group of 13 children affected by BECTS. The authors found rolandic spikes in more than 70% of the children with severe DCD and severe DCD in more than 30% of the children with BECTS. In children with severe DCD other disabilities are frequently associated. In these children, epileptiform activity during sleep is very frequently found and in our opinion, this represents a hallmark of 'Hereditary Impairment of Brain Maturation', a term only partially resembling 'Atypical Brain Development'.

Book

Services for the elderly and disability in Italy

Author:
MENGANI Massimo
Publisher:
Italian National Research Centres on Aging
Publication year:
1991
Pagination:
49p.,tables,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Ancona, Italy
Book

Social care in Europe

Editors:
MUNDAY Brian, ELY Peter
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
247p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London

Collection of articles looking at the contexts for, and the outcomes of, the diversity of social care provision by the member states of the European Union. The book first addresses how we define social care in Europe and looks at the differences between member states. Goes on to look in more detail at the context for social care provision and the constitutional framework provided by the European Union itself. Further chapters cover Europe's mixed economy of welfare and provide detailed analysis of the impact of social care provision on 3 key clients groups: children and families, disabled people and older people.

Book

Private markets in health and welfare: an international perspective

Editor:
JOHNSON Norman
Publisher:
Berg
Publication year:
1995
Pagination:
263p.,tables,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Collection of papers examining the growing role of private markets in the provision and finance of health and social welfare services in the UK, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, the United States, Hungary, Poland and Slovenia. Considers whether the principal beneficiaries have been the state, the consumers, or the commercial providers. Includes papers on domiciliary and residential services, housing, and a range of health services.

Book

The equal opportunities handbook: a guide to law and best practice in Europe

Author:
COLLINS Helen
Publisher:
Blackwell
Publication year:
1992
Pagination:
302p.,list of orgs.
Place of publication:
Oxford

Part 1 provides a background to equal opportunities issues, including sex discrimination, racial discrimination and race relations, age discrimination, sexuality, and discrimination against offenders and ex-offenders. Part 2 looks at law and practice in the UK, and at policy issues. It also includes a section on HIV and AIDS. Part 3 details equal opportunities in the EC, looking at, country by country: the position of women, parental rights and childcare, race relations, disability, age issues, and sexuality.

Book

Children in Europe

Author:
RUXTON Sandy
Publisher:
NCH Action for Children
Publication year:
1996
Pagination:
527p.,tables.
Place of publication:
London

Describes child welfare systems in all the EC member states and provides a guide to the institutions and legislative processes within the European Union as they affect children. Also includes detailed information on: family trends; family policy; caring for children; poverty and social exclusion; education; health; homelessness; youth justice; residential and foster care; adoption; disability; violence to children; migrants, refugees and race; child labour; and civil rights.

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