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Assistive Technology for Children with Disabilities: Creating Opportunities for Education, Inclusion

3 agosto 2015 - Mondo

When children with disabilities are given opportunities to flourish as any other children, they have the potential to lead fulfilling lives and to contribute to the social, cultural and economic vitality of their communities. Yet surviving and thriving can be especially difficult for children with disabilities. All too often they are isolated and excluded, cut off from health, education and social services, and with limited opportunities to participate in family and community life. ...

Inclusive Education For Children With Disabilities

2 giugno 2014 - Mondo

The estimated 1 billion people who live with a disability face a multitude of barriers to participating equally in society. In particular, their right to education is often not realised, which in turn hinders their access to other rights and creates enormous obstacles to reaching their potential and effectively participating in their communities....

Without Dreams - Children in Alternative Care in Japan

2 giugno 2014 - Mondo

The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated much of the coastal area of Tohoku in northeastern Japan, killed almost 16,000 people and left 241 children orphaned. Almost all of the children were subsequently taken in by relatives, and received generous financial support from governmental and nongovernmental sources a response that has given them, though indelibly marked by tragedy, a chance to rebuild their lives....

The State of Learning Disabilities

2 giugno 2014 - Mondo

It's necessary to define what a learning disability (LD) is in order to understand how Americans with learning disabilities are functioning today in schools, colleges and workplaces. For the school-age population, the most commonly used definition is found in the federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)....

Disability Laws in India: A Study

2 giugno 2014 - Mondo

Disability is a concept which is understood and interpreted by various social thinkers, social workers and jurists keeping in mind the inherent philosophy of the term in its actual sense. Though the term "disability" carries with it the assumption of a lack or deficiency whether physical, mental or sensory in respect of some people....

Hidden victims of the Syrian crisis: disabled, injured and older refugees

2 giugno 2014 - Mondo

The Syrian crisis has generated the largest refugee movement since the Rwandan genocide and is described as the defining refugee crisis of our era. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, Syrian refugees are about to replace Afghans as the world's largest refugee population....

Projet de plan d'action mondial de l'OMS relatif au handicap 2014-2021

20 maggio 2014 - Mondo

On dénombre plus d'un milliard de personnes handicapées dans le monde, ce qui représente 15% environ de la population mondiale. La prévalence du handicap augmente sous l'effet du vieillissement de la population et de la progression des affections chroniques à l'échelle mondiale, et elle est plus élevée dans les pays à bas revenu que dans les pays à haut revenu....

Guidance Note on Disability and Emergency Risk Management for Health

17 ottobre 2013 - Mondo

Across the world, people with disabilities face widespread barriers to accessing services such as health, education, employment and transport. These barriers include inadequate policies and standards, lack of provision, lack of accessibility, negative attitudes, inadequate information and communication, inadequate funding, and lack of participation in decisions that directly affect their lives....

Children with Disabilities

20 settembre 2013 - Mondo

Reports such as this typically begin with a statistic designed to highlight a problem. The girls and boys to whom this edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated are not problems. Rather, each is a sister, brother or friend who has a favourite dish, song or game; a daughter or son with dreams and the desire to fulfil them; a child with a disability who has the same rights as any other girl or boy....

El Uso de las Tecnologías de Información y Comunicación en la Educación para Personas con Discapacid

2 luglio 2012 - Mondo

En consonancia con su mandato, la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), promueve la libre circulación de ideas por medio de la palabra, la imagen y el fomento del aprendizaje potenciado por las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC). Como establecido en su Programa, la UNESCO impulsa estrategias destinadas a lograr una mayor utilización de las TIC....

Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network

20 giugno 2012 - Mondo

Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disabilities characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication and by restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. Symptoms typically are apparent before age 3 years. The complex nature of these disorders, coupled with a lack of biologic markers for diagnosis and changes in clinical definitions over time....

Reglas de etiqueta frente a una persona con discapacidad

5 giugno 2012 - Mondo

En United Spinal Association trabajamos para mejorar la vida de las personas con lesión o enfermedad de la médula espinal al garantizar una atención médica de calidad, promocionar la investigación, abogar por los derechos civiles y la independencia, educar al público acerca de estos temas y utilizar la ayuda que la sociedad nos ofrece a fin de alcanzar estas metas fundamentales. ...

Dementia. A public health priority

29 maggio 2012 - Mondo

The world's population is ageing. Improvements in health care in the past century have contributed to people living longer and healthier lives. However, this has also resulted in an increase in the number of people with non-communicable diseases, including dementia. Current estimates indicate 35.6 million people worldwide are living with dementia. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050....

Disability and Job Mismatches in the Australian Labour Market

26 aprile 2012 - Mondo

We examine the relationship between disability, job mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction, using panel estimation on data from the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey (2001-2008). While we do not find any relationship between worklimiting disability and over-skilling, it appears that there is a positive relationship between work-limiting disability and over-education....

Recommendations for National Action Plans on Victim Assistance 2011-2015

19 aprile 2012 - Mondo

Twelve years after the entry into force of the Mine Ban Treaty (MBT), and one year following the entry into force of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM), key stakeholders involved in victim assistance (State Parties, international organizations, practitioners, survivors, their representative bodies as well as other civil society organizations) have now established a common understanding....

Ten Commandments of Communicating about people with Intellectual Disabilities

16 aprile 2012 - Mondo

There is something the Intellectual Disability community jokingly refer to as "The Ten Commandments" of communicating with or about a person with intellectual disabilities. Words matter. Words can open doors to cultivate the understanding and respect that enable people with disabilities to lead fuller, more independent lives. Words can also create barriers or stereotypes....

Response to Intervention (RTI) in Early Childhood

13 aprile 2012 - Mondo

Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach that is gaining acceptance in kindergarten-Grade 12 in many schools throughout the U.S. RTI has a dual focus - improving the quality of instructional practices for all students, and as providing additional instructional and behavioral supports for some students to ensure that every student succeeds in school. Although there is not a single definition....

Maternal Metabolic Conditions and Risk for Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders

10 aprile 2012 - Mondo

Diabetes during pregnancy has been associated with general development impairments in offspring; however, associations between autism and maternal diabetes have been inconsistent. Few studies have examined related conditions accompanied by underlying increased insulin resistance and their association with developmental outcomes. ...

Discapacidad en el lugar de trabajo: Prácticas de las empresas

5 aprile 2012 - Mondo

Son muchas las empresas que reconocen que las personas con discapacidad son empleados productivos y confiables capaces de aportar beneficios al lugar de trabajo. Asimismo, consideran que una fuerza de trabajo diversa que integre a las personas con discapacidad es un activo importante. En algunos casos incluso desarrollan productos y servicios para personas con discapacidad, para sus familias y amigos....

The Art of Disclosing Your Disability

4 aprile 2012 - Mondo

The following is a guide for applicants regarding talking about disability-related job issues in employment interviews. It is written in a question and answer format that can be given to a person in a structured classroom or unstructured private learning situation. The placement professional is authorized and invited to reproduce this section for clients as needed as a benefit of purchasing this book....




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