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Book

Ask the children: experiences of physical disability in the school years

Authors:
MADGE Nicola, FASSAM Meg
Publisher:
Batsford
Publication year:
1982
Pagination:
158p.,illus.,tables,ref.
Place of publication:
London
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The education and employment of disabled young people

Author:
JOSEPH ROWNTREE FOUNDATION
Publisher:
Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
4p.
Place of publication:
York

Developing positive aspirations is a key factor in securing good educational and occupational outcomes, and an important component of autonomy. This study compared the aspirations of young disabled and non-disabled people, and examined the extent to which those aspirations were achieved.

Book

Lessons from America: a study of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Author:
SCOTT Victoria
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
53p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks in detail at the Americans with Disabilities Act. Outlines how and why the United States got civil rights legislation first and how the Act is working there. Examines existing legislation in the UK and goes on to outline what is needed here and how to get it.

Book

Disability studies: emerging insights and perspectives

Editors:
CAMPBELL Thomas, et al, (eds.)
Publisher:
Disability Press
Publication year:
2008
Pagination:
54p.
Place of publication:
Leeds

Highlighting how disability studies has established itself as an increasingly important discipline in its own right, this book adds to the field by providing original insights and perspectives from newcomers. The book presents a selection of papers presented at the ‘Centre for Disability Studies Postgraduate Research Student Conference’, held at the University of Leeds. The nine chapters detail both new areas of theoretical and empirical enquiry and address issues such as: access to education, the affirmation model, anorexia nervosa, international perspectives of disability, notions of ‘perfect sex’ and sociologies of impairment. This book will be of interest to those concerned with cutting edge research in Disability Studies and related fields.

Book

The education and employment of disabled young people: frustrated ambition

Author:
BURCHARDT Tania
Publisher:
Policy Press; Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
57p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Developing positive aspirations is a key factor in securing good educational and occupational outcomes, and an important component of autonomy. This study compared the aspirations of young disabled and non-disabled people, and examined the extent to which those aspirations were achieved.

Book Full text available online for free

Poverty and disability: a survey of the literature

Author:
ELWAN Ann
Publisher:
World Bank
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
48p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Washington, DC

This review summarizes the literature on disability and its relationship to poverty, including education, employment, income, and access to basic social services. Despite the dearth of formal analysis, it is clear that in developing countries, as in more developed areas, disabled people (and their families) are more likely than the rest of the population to live in poverty. It is a two-way relationship -- disability adds to the risk of poverty, and conditions of poverty increase the risk of disability. Disability in developing countries stems largely from preventable impairments associated with communicable, maternal and perinatal disease and injuries, and prevention has to remain a primary focus. An increasing emphasis on community based participatory rehabilitation reflects growing recognition of the inadequacy of past official programs, particularly involving specialized and exclusionary institutions.

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Funding for disabled students

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
64p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

The Review of Provision for Students with Disabilities was initiated by the Funding for Learners (FFL) division of the Scottish Executive in spring 2005 in order to examine the support available to students with disability-related additional needs studying at Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) level in Scotland. The main aim of the project is to consider options to improve the efficient and effective use of the existing financial resource for individual support for disabled students, within the context of institutional funding to support widening access. The review also considers the feasibility of introducing a single system of support, which would be based on need, rather than level of study.

Book

Career success of disabled high-flyers

Author:
SHAH Sonali
Publisher:
Jessica Kingsley
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
208p., tables, bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

This book challenges the assumption that disabled employees are a homogenous group and discusses important questions such as: What is disability? How do people with physical impairments define success? Does gender impact in the same way on disabled and non-disabled people's careers? Drawing on in-depth case studies of thirty-one disabled adults who have been successful in their careers, this book suggests that individual traits and patterns of behaviour are key factors in career success, and shows that it is often society rather than impairment that hinders professional progression. Providing role models and valuable insights for young career-minded disabled people, it will also help inform policy and practice in education and training about disability and equality in schools, employment, and society in general.

Book

Lives and times: practice, policy and people with disabilities

Editors:
WALSH Patricia Noonan, GASH Hugh
Publisher:
Rathdown
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
333p.,bibliogs.
Place of publication:
Bray, County Wicklow

Most of the people with intellectual disabilities alive at the start of this century will grow into middle and old age. Increasingly, they will attend school, live, work, enjoy social life and retire alongside their peers in their own communities. These social changes are the result of government policies in Ireland, the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe, and mirror global trends. In addition, fresh thinking about good practice in providing supports for people with intellectual disabilities is founded on a human rights perspective and in research evidence. Major changes in policy and practice have increased demands for new approaches to teaching and professional development. One result is a proliferation of interdisciplinary courses in the field of disabilities at third-level institutions.

Book

Disability and transition to adulthood: achieving independent living

Authors:
HENDEY Nicola, PASCALL Gillian
Publisher:
Pavilion
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
47p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Brighton

Both government and the disability movement advocate independent living for disabled adults. However, research has shown that young people growing up with disability face problems leaving the family home, and accessing housing, education, employment and income to meet their needs. The study examines what difficulties they faced in transition to adulthood and what helped them achieve this.

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