Researching the lives of disabled children and young people

Kirsten Stalker

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    Why a Special Issue of Children & Society dedicated to disabled children and young people? The simple answer to that question is ‘because disabled children are children first and foremost’. The vast majority of disabled children and young people in the western world live at home with their families, most attending mainstream schools, and disabled children and young people worldwide have rights to inclusion and equal treatment enshrined in national legislation and international conventions. Yet they often remain left out – from generic children’s research, from policy-making about children’s services and, in their everyday lives, from inclusion in friendship groups and social and sporting activities.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)173-180
    Number of pages8
    JournalChildren and Society
    Issue number3
    Early online date16 Apr 2012
    Publication statusPublished - May 2012


    • disabled children
    • Majority World
    • young people
    • disability research


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