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RIWC_PARA_A162 children with disabilities in the global south barriers to survival, participation, and education

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RIWC_PARA_A162 children with disabilities in the global south barriers to survival, participation, and education

  1. 1. Children with disabilities in the global south: Barriers to survival, participation, and education Dana Corfield Founder and Director, Equip KIDS International PhD Candidate, York University Rehabilitation International Congress Oct. 25-27, 2016 Edinburgh, Scotland
  2. 2. Children with disabilities in the global south • What do we know? • What are families’ priorities? • What is on the agenda? • Why the discrepancy? • Which way forward?
  3. 3. What do we know? • Differences in demographics: Children with disabilities and adults with disabilities • An important note about survival… • How many kids go to school? • Who goes to school? • How many kids have significant communication difficulties? • How many kids with mobility difficulties? • How many families receive (non-familial) support?
  4. 4. What are families’ priorities? • Information • Education • Support • Social acceptance
  5. 5. What’s on the agenda? • Biomedical information and prevalence/incidence • (Inclusive) education • Humanitarian action, recreation
  6. 6. Why the discrepancy? • Lack of awareness and understanding
  7. 7. Which way forward?
  8. 8. Gracias! An electronic copy of this presentation and references are available upon request. Dana Corfield: danacc@yorku.ca Equip KIDS International PhD Candidate, York University, Toronto, Canada

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