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Intervention programme assisting complanants with intellectual disability
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“How could she possibly manage in court ?” An intervention programme assisting complainants with intellectual disability in sexual assault cases in the western cape

Beverly Dickman, Amanda Roux, Susan Manson, Douglas Gillian, Shabalala Nokuthula


In sexual assault cases involving a complainant with intellectual disability it is not only the complainant who needs support and preparation.  Liaison between all the agencies involved in the case is crucial for a satisfactory outcome.


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Protecting children with disabilities from violence in CBR projects
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Protecting children with disabilities from violence in CBR projects : why we need to work with a different form of child protection policy for children with disabilities

Children with disabilities encounter more violence in their lives than their peers without disability.


Organisations involved in Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) come across many cases of violence against the children they work with.  Many organisations have no policy on child protection since it is not within the scope of their expertise.

Others work with child protection policies that are hard to apply in the realities they deal with. Through research done in Ethiopia, with a recent update, the author attempts to show that there is a need for policies in CBR, that follow a community approach rather than an individual approach to child protection.


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Questioning contemporary societies through the lens of disability

Questioning contemporary societies through the lens of disability


4th Annual Conference of ALTER-ESDR

Paris – France, 2-3 July 2015


The aim of the conference is to offer an European and International multidisciplinary view of disability research, addressing socio-historical and political dimensions as well as the objective experience of the actor concerned (disabled persons themselves, and those close to them). 

The theme of the conference invites to submit papers reflecting theoretical, empirical research and innovative work on disability studies, in particular addressing participatory research method and applied research.

Submission can be done in French, English and Sign Language. Deadline: February 28th, 2015.

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People with disability as members of a steering group !

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People with learning disabilities participating in research as members of a steering group : a research report.

Martin Bollard


As a result of the complexity of needs that people with learning disabilities have, this group of people often come into contact with a range of different health professional and different types of teams. Despite this, people with learning disabilities are not always given opportunity to share their knowledge and experience of being at the ‘receiving end’ of care and treatment from different type of teams.


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