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UNESCO / Emir of Kuwait Prize 2013

UNESCO / Emir of Kuwait Prize 2013 | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it

nominations for the prize must be submitted to the UNESCO National commissions in each country. They will in their turn nominate one project or person from a country to forward to UNESCO by 13 September 2013.

 

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Prize for research and practice in the field of intellectual disability and inclusive education.

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Outcome Document of High Level Meeting of 23 Sept. BiB/i | EPUB Reader on Your Site.

Outcome Document of High Level Meeting of 23 Sept. BiB/i | EPUB Reader on Your Site. | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
The Way Forward, a disability inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond.
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d) Recognize the right to education on the basis of equal opportunity and non-discrimination by making primary education accessible, free and compulsory and available to all children with disabilities on an equal basis with others, and ensuring that all children have equal opportunity for access to an inclusive education system of good quality, and making early and secondary education generally available and accessible to all in particular for children with disabilities from low income families;


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Parents: top tips for helping a student with a disability settle into university - The Guardian

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Parents: top tips for helping a student with a disability settle into university
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Sit down together and have an honest conversation about how you both feel that disability affects your child's life.
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The tragic tale of China’s orphanages: 98% of abandoned children have disabilities

The tragic tale of China’s orphanages: 98% of abandoned children have disabilities | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
As Beijing phases out its one-child policy, the country rushes to patch gaping holes in its social safety (98% of China' abandoned children have disabilities, by @nvanderklippe http://t.co/GmXaxkAa5I...
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How many countries are hiding discarded children in orphanages and institutions?

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Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store - Disability Scoop

Apple Puts Spotlight On Disability Offerings In App Store - Disability Scoop | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Apple is highlighting a growing number of apps catering to individuals with special needs with a featured special education section in its App Store.
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Helpful in choosing from such a miriad of offerings

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How To Speak With Someone With Cerebral Palsy

How To Speak With Someone With Cerebral Palsy | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
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Conference on the right to inclusive education under the CRPD, Galway, Ireland, 22 February 2014 | Right to Education Project

Conference on the right to inclusive education under the CRPD, Galway, Ireland, 22 February 2014 | Right to Education Project | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy (NUI Galway), in association with the Institute for Human Rights and Critical Studies (KU Leuven) organise a conference on Article 24, UNCRPD is this a Brown v Board of Education moment? on 22 February 2014 in Galway, Ireland - See more at: http://www.right-to-education.org/news/conference-right-inclusive-education-under-crpd-galway-ireland-22-february-2014#sthash.zUCpVgAD.dpuf

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It is important that there is international debate on how to implement Article 24.

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If the world was ruled by people with Down Syndrome

If the world was ruled by people with Down Syndrome | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it

If people with Down syndrome ran the world, would there be wars or murders? We don’t think so! There may be too many McDonalds

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One of the best papers ever delivered. Everyone who has close contact with a person with Down Syndrome can attest to the truth of this.

 

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'Wolf Of Wall Street' Under Fire For 'R-Word' - Disability Scoop

'Wolf Of Wall Street' Under Fire For 'R-Word' - Disability Scoop | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Disability advocates are slamming the new film "The Wolf of Wall Street" for using language and references that they say mock those with special needs.
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Disability is Not Inability

Disability is Not Inability | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Disability is part of the human condition; almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired at some point in life. There are currently more than a billion people with disabilities around (Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon's poignant article...
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Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. Open doors, break down barriers towards an inclusive society for all. 

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People need to ingrave in them the fact that disability does not, at all mean inability
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People need to ingrave in them the fact that disability does not, at all mean inability
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People need to ingrave in them the fact that disability does not, at all mean inability
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Students Become Caregivers For Roommate With Special Needs - Disability Scoop

Students Become Caregivers For Roommate With Special Needs - Disability Scoop | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
A college student who needs help with everything from showering to dressing and even getting out of bed is receiving all that and more from a group of devoted friends turned roommates.
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Never underestimate the sense of caring of young people.

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Woman with Down syndrome creates unique clothing line

Woman with Down syndrome creates unique clothing line | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Ashley DeRamus, who has Down Syndrome, says it's challenging to find clothes that fit. So she designed her own clothing line.

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Interview Professor Cury - UNESCO Symposium Inclusive Education 16 - 17 October

Interview Professor Cury - UNESCO Symposium Inclusive Education 16 - 17 October | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it

Teacher training institutions have a great responsibility in the implementation of legislation to ensure the emergence of a new culture that respects diversity in order to deconstruct prejudices and build respect.

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An important development would be for the BRICS countries to establish a collaborative forum on Inclusive Education to share best practices in policy implementation.

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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:14 PM

Brazil and South Africa share many common challenges in education. Hopefully the BRICS Ministers of Education Forum would also establish a consultative forum on Inclusive Education to share best practice in policy implementation.

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SA ‘falling behind’ in integrating people with disabilities into workforce

SA ‘falling behind’ in integrating people with disabilities into workforce | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Private and public institutions have failed to ensure at least 2% of workforce is disabled, and NGO aims to address problem with new 2% Employment Campaign
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As long as the campaign also gives opportunities for persons with intellectual disabilities

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Joanne Milne: Woman hears for first time after her new cochlear implants switched on at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Joanne Milne: Woman hears for first time after her new cochlear implants switched on at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Joanne Milne faced an agonising four week wait after her operation before the device could be switched on and tested
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Joanne Milne - who has a rare condition Usher Syndrome - was filmed by her mother as her life-changing cochlear implants were switched on by doctors.

The 39-year-old, from Gateshead in the North East, became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears after the audiology specialist at QEHB (Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham) recited the days of the week.

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Factory Worker Teaches Us That 'Learning Disability' Means Never Giving Up

Factory Worker Teaches Us That 'Learning Disability' Means Never Giving Up | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Walmart may not have a stellar track record with how it treats its employees with special needs. But the company’s new ad may very well inspire you to think differently about what it means to live with a physical or intellectual disability.
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A feather in the cap of Walmart!

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Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 37th Meeting, 25th Regular Session Human Rights Council

Panel Discussion on Disabilities - 37th Meeting, 25th Regular Session Human Rights Council | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Annual interactive debate on the rights of persons with disabilities A/HRC/25/29,
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Interactive debate on Inclusive Education. What can be learnt from the experiences in several countries across the globe.

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Panellists from a number of continents share ideas on how to effectively implement Article 24 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a variety of contexts.

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New 'Handicapped' Symbol Featured At Museum Of Modern Art - Disability Scoop

New 'Handicapped' Symbol Featured At Museum Of Modern Art - Disability Scoop | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
An updated version of the familiar blue and white icon that's long symbolized accessibility in parking lots and restrooms alike is now taking its place in the
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Innovative new design sparks a debate on what disability means in society

 

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Fifty Years On, Controversy Surrounds Down Syndrome Discovery - Disability Scoop

Fifty Years On, Controversy Surrounds Down Syndrome Discovery - Disability Scoop | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
It's been over 50 years since scientists determined that an extra copy of the 21st chromosome is responsible for Down syndrome. But today a battle continues over who deserves credit.
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How many women scientists have been wronged like this over the ages?

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Right to Education Project: Promoting Mobilisation and Accountability

Right to Education Project: Promoting Mobilisation and Accountability | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it

A new website with many resources to strengthen the rights of all children to access basic education and support.

 

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An interesting forum through which knowledge and information on how to realise the right of all children to education and support can be shared and debated.

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The right of all children to education and support for all is an ideal model ever
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Sir Ken Robinson : The Art of Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson : The Art of Teaching | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
That’s why I always say that teaching is an art form. It’s not a delivery system. I don’t know when we started confusing teaching with FedEx. Teaching is an arts practice. It’s about connoisseurship and judgment and intuition. We all remember the great teachers in our lives. The ones who kind of woke us up and that we’re still thinking about because they said something to us or they gave us an angle on something that we’ve never forgotten.



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If all teachers could be like this, all children would have a sense of belonging.
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Always woth listening to Sir Ken!

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Child protection services: A mother's diary records the awful death of a child 'in care' - Telegraph

Child protection services: A mother's diary records the awful death of a child 'in care' - Telegraph | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Jonas, a child with Down's syndrome, 'visibly regressed’ and eventually died after he was handed over to foster carers
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In this case, the charge against social services was not that they failed to intervene when there was every reason for doing so, but the opposite: that, having first removed a well looked-after child, for what seems to be no very obvious reason, they then placed him in the “care” of people who appeared not to be fit to look after him properly. This raises very serious questions that must now be answered. What is more, it shows a disregard for the rights of children with Down Syndrome. How many more cases such as this occur in countries globally?


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Know Your Constitution: People with disabilities - hidden, but not unheard

Know Your Constitution: People with disabilities - hidden, but not unheard | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
The “Know Your Constitution” Campaign* is a campaign that advocates for the right to constitutional literacy, including the right to access physical copies of our Constitution.
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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, December 5, 2013 10:27 PM

It could be questioned that Afrika Tikkun claims to defend the CRPD but campaigns for the building of a new special school in Orange Farm. What about the pledge of working towards a system of full inclusion?

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Policy implementation in wheelchair service delivery in a rural South African setting | Visagie | African Journal of Disability

Policy implementation in wheelchair service delivery in a rural South African setting | Visagie | African Journal of Disability | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
Policy implementation in wheelchair service delivery in a rural South African setting
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This article is a valuable contribution towards finding soluations for sustainable supply of suitable wheelchairs to users in rural areas.

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Noted Self-Advocate Cuts Ties With Autism Speaks - Disability Scoop

Noted Self-Advocate Cuts Ties With Autism Speaks - Disability Scoop | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
A prominent self-advocate is resigning from his post with Autism Speaks citing "destructive" public statements from the organization's leadership and their disinterest in his ideas.Autism Speaks has long had a touchy rapport with many self-advocates who object to the lack of representation of people with autism within the group’s leadership and have criticized the organization for making statements characterizing autism as an epidemic in need of a cure. 
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It is dangerous if disability organisations undermine the rights of the stakeholders whom they represent by sending out a negative message about the condition in order to obtain more funds.

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Silencing lives of struggle: how Disabled People South Africa has sacrificed the politics of protest

Silencing lives of struggle: how Disabled People South Africa has sacrificed the politics of protest | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
In 2013, our country’s population of people with disabilities has very little to show for two decades of democracy. As South Africans, we know poverty, physical suffering and danger to be a part of the lives of most of our people.
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The myths and facts of the CRPD - Austin Herald

The myths and facts of the CRPD - Austin Herald | Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities | Scoop.it
“The myths and facts of the CRPD Austin Herald For the last two years, The Arc has been working with numerous disability advocacy groups to garner support for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which will promote,...”
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The misconceptions about the CRPD that are the underlying reasons for why the US has not yet ratified, are explained.
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