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Disability in development : experiences in inclusive practices


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This book has been developed from an initiative between two organisations specialising in disability and development; Handicap International and Christoffel-Blindenmission. The initiative promotes 'Community Approaches to Handicap in Development (CAHD)'. CAHD is grounded in the social model of disability, using a rights-based approach to promote the inclusion of disability into mainstream development activity. This approach places emphasis on the role of communities in addressing the social and physical barriers faced by people with disabilities. The book describes the positive impact of CAHD projects in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and the Philippines. A diverse range of partners, in particular people with disabilities, their families and local communities have been actively involved in its publication. The book would be useful for anybody with an interest in development theory, policy and practice

Toilet training for children with deafblindness and multi-sensory impairments


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Children with deafblindness have varying degrees of hearing and vision impairments which can impact their participation in activities of daily living. Deafblind children with multi-sensory impairments often have additional difficulties with participation in activities of daily living. Toilet training is important for children to develop their independence and dignity, as well as to develop and maintain good hygiene skills. This booklet provides useful information for family members, special educators, care workers and professionals to understand and support children with deafblindness in toilet training


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