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Disability rights and awareness

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. : The Spinney Press, 2010.
Series: Issues in society, 316.
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One in five Australians has a disability. Although this figure represents a significant portion of Australia's population, many struggle against direct and indirect discrimination in the form of barriers to basic assistance, services and social inclusion. This book provides an overview of the major disability groups (physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory, neurological, etc.) and their core activity  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Healey
ISBN: 9781921507274 1921507276
OCLC Number: 645818475
Description: 44 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 --
Disability Services and Support --
What is disability --
Disability statistics --
The way forward --
a new disability policy framework of Australia --
National disability insurance scheme --
a possible model --
The plan for a national disability insurance scheme --
Shut out: the experience of people with disabilities and their families in Australia --
Ch. 2 --
Disability Discrimination and rights issues --
Living with a disability --
Disability inequality in Australia --
Disability discrimination --
Who are people with a disability --
How is discrimination defined under the disability Discrimination Act --
United Nations Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities --
How does DDA define disability --
Australia's disability laws need critical review --
Disability access standards lauded --
The accessible future --
challenges and strategies to get there --
Education rights for children with a disability --
Disability and bullying at school --
Appropriate language --
Business benefits of employing people with disability --
Our society will be worse off if we reject Down syndrome children --
For all the love, living with a disability is hard --
Disability and ethics --
The moral quandary of sterilising a child --
Barring disabled migrants makes Australia the loser --
Justice missing in wrongful life cases --
Glossary --
Fast facts --
Web links --
Index.
Series Title: Issues in society, 316.
Responsibility: edited by Justin Healey.

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One in five Australians has a disability. Although this figure represents a significant portion of Australia's population, many struggle against direct and indirect discrimination in the form of barriers to basic assistance, services and social inclusion. This book provides an overview of the major disability groups (physical, intellectual, psychiatric, sensory, neurological, etc.) and their core activity restrictions, and explores a range of issues.

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