Spotlight on Disability Newsletter

May 2009 |Vol. 2, No. 1


Research on International Disability Issues: Disability Activism in Post-Communist Europe

Much can be learned about the experience of disability by studying how people with disabilities are living, organizing, and advocating for their rights across different social and political conditions.

Disability within the APA


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    According to United Nations (UN) estimates, there are more than 600 million persons with disabilities throughout the world, 70% of them in developing countries. Disability is caused by disease, malnutrition, incorrect treatment or non-treatment, violence and war, accidents due to inadequate protection at the workplace and in traffic situations, and, increasingly, age-related diseases.
    By Anju Khubchandani, MA