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 Disability

 

​Forfattere: Jan Tøssebro og Christian Wendelborg.



​The chapter addresses the rights and practices towards disabled children and their families in the lights of the UN Convention of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Although all articles in CRC apply to disabled children on equal terms with all children, a few that are of special interest in the Norwegian setting are highlighted. Drawing on longitudinal data, the chapter discusses issues related to a) growing up in a family environment b) family supports, c) inclusive education, and d) participation with peers in leisure and/or cultural activities. The analysis suggests that the outcome of current policies and practices for disabled children in these areas are out of keeping with CRC provisions and that access to services is paved with obstacl​es.

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