The list of publications is not exhaustive. It includes a variety of publications from a variety of fields, all of which provide information deemed of importance towards issues related to Inclusive Education and/or Children with Disabilities.
Despite international attention and condemnation of discrimination against people with disabilities, including the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, discrimination against children with disabilities continues across the world. The underlying attitude of the community towards disability is exacerbated during an emergency. An emergency can often directly or indirectly increase the number of children with disabilities or exacerbate their problems.
This report was prepared by a vast network of families, self advocates, friends and organizations all over the world. It reflects the reality of inclusive education and tells the story of an international movement.
Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communication for Social Change
This report is designed to tell the story of inclusive education from the perspective of a parent, family and self-advocate.lt reflects the impact schooling and the educational system had on the lives of children with intellectual disabilities and their families.
The Innocenti Insight looks at how children with disabilities and their families fare in the rapidly changing environment of this wide region, since transition in the early 1980's. It builds upon the significant body of research and policy reflections done at the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre with the support of national statistical offices in the 27 countries of the region. UNICEF has tracked the impact and explored the economic and social changes that have taken place in the region since the trandition began for children with disabilities and their families. This report draws upon trree new pieces of research that include data, a qualitative survey and first-person interviews. The results highlights the legacies of the past, the momentum for change and areas where action is further needed. Insttitutionalisation, segragation and discrimination are still prominent fratures of the environment in which children with disabilities live across the region.
When country reports for the 2002 UN Special Session on Children were reviewed, a startling pattern emerged in the CEE/CIS: reported rates of disability among children had doubled, tripled and more during the decade following the collapse of communism. UNICEF set out to investigate the causes of this dramatic increase. This report is a result of that inquiry. It is a first attempt to pull together and analyse data on children with disabilities on a region-wide basis. The portrait that has emerged is somewhat patchy, due largely to data limitations, but it is still compelling. For one, there is the simple fact – and attendant mental image – that at least 317,000 children with disabilities in the region live in residential institutions, often for life. For children with disabilities, this may be the defining legacy of the communist past: the purposeful institutionalization of huge numbers of children, often in large facilities segregated from community and cut off from family.