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Addressing the needs of youth with disabilities in the juvenile justice system

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Ending the School to prison Pipeline

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights
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Students With Disabilities in the Justice System

Author : Amelia Guerrero
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Studies show that up to 85 percent of youth in juvenile detention facilities have disabilities that make them eligible for special education services, yet only 37 percent receive these services while in school. A disproportionate percentage of these detained youth are youth of color. These statistics should lead to the conclusion that many disabled youth in the juvenile justice and criminal justice systems are deprived of an appropriate education that could have changed their School-to-Prison Pipeline trajectory. The School-to-Prison Pipeline refers to policies and practices that push our nations schoolchildren, especially those most at risk, out of classrooms and into the juvenile and criminal justice systems. This pipeline reflects the prioritization of incarceration over education. Yet the benefits of special education are in question. Students with disabilities who receive special education services in school have poorer outcomes and are suspended and expelled more often than their peers without disabilities. This book provides recommendations that address both conscious and unconscious racial biases that combine with disability discrimination to contribute to the crisis.

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Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities

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Although the general public in the United States assumes children to be generally healthy and thriving, a substantial and growing number of children have at least one chronic health condition. Many of these conditions are associated with disabilities and interfere regularly with children's usual activities, such as play or leisure activities, attending school, and engaging in family or community activities. In their most severe forms, such disorders are serious lifelong threats to children's social, emotional well-being and quality of life, and anticipated adult outcomes such as for employment or independent living. However, pinpointing the prevalence of disability among children in the U.S. is difficult, as conceptual frameworks and definitions of disability vary among federal programs that provide services to this population and national surveys, the two primary sources for prevalence data. Opportunities for Improving Programs and Services for Children with Disabilities provides a comprehensive analysis of health outcomes for school-aged children with disabilities. This report reviews and assesses programs, services, and supports available to these children and their families. It also describes overarching program, service, and treatment goals; examines outreach efforts and utilization rates; identifies what outcomes are measured and how they are reported; and describes what is known about the effectiveness of these programs and services.

Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice

Author : Maurianne Adams
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For twenty years, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice has been the definitive sourcebook of theoretical foundations, pedagogical and design frameworks, and curricular models for social justice teaching practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this third edition continues in the tradition of its predecessors to cover the most relevant issues and controversies in social justice education in a practical, hands-on format. Filled with ready-to-apply activities and discussion questions, this book provides teachers and facilitators with an accessible pedagogical approach to issues of oppression in classrooms. The revised edition also focuses on providing students the tools needed to apply their learning about these issues. Features new to this edition include: A new bridging chapter focusing on the core concepts that need to be included in all SJE practice and illustrating ways of "getting started" teaching foundational core concepts and processes. A new chapter addressing the possibilities for adapting social justice education to online and blended courses. Expanded overview sections that highlight the historical contexts and legacies of oppression, opportunities for action and change, and the intersections among forms of oppression. Added coverage of key topics for teaching social justice issues, such as establishing a positive classroom climate, institutional and social manifestations of oppression, the global implications of contemporary SJE work, and action steps for addressing injustice. New and revised material for each of the core chapters in the book complemented by fully-developed online teaching designs, including over 150 downloadables, activities, and handouts on the book’s Companion Website ( A classic for teachers across disciplines, Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice presents a thoughtful, well-constructed, and inclusive foundation for engaging students in the complex and often daunting problems of discrimination and inequality in American society.

Diversity in Mind and in Action 3 volumes

Author : Jean Lau Chin
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The editor of the award-winning, four-volume Praeger set The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination brings her team back together to take a comprehensive look at the flip side of the issue—diversity. • Features personal stories and vignettes to illustrate effects of policies and programs, or lack thereof • Offers "Key Questions" as an appendix in each volume • Includes six illustrations

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 5 2017

Author : Charles Ngwena
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About the publication The African Disability Rights Yearbook addresses disability rights within the foundational structure laid down by the inaugural issue. The structure comprises a tripartite division between: articles; country reports; and shorter commentaries on recent regional and sub-regional developments. The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights on the African continent. It provides an annual forum for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to the human rights of persons with disabilities. It is also a source for country-based reports as well as commentaries on recent developments in the field of disability rights in the African region. The African Disability Rights Yearbook publishes peer-reviewed contributions dealing with the rights of persons with disabilities and related topics, with specific relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa. The Yearbook appears annually under the aegis of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria. The Yearbook is an open access online publication, see About the editors: Charles Ngwena is Professor, Department of Constitutional Law and Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of the Free State, South Africa. Ilze Grobbelaar‐du Plessis is a senior lecturer and holds the degrees BIuris LLB LLM LLD from the University of Pretoria. Helene Combrinck is Associate Professor at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, University of the Western Cape. Serges Djoyou Kamgais is Senior Lecturer at TMALI (UNISA). Table of Contents SECTION A: ARTICLES The Basic Education Act of 2013 as a tool for advancing early childhood development and education for children with disabilities in Kenya Mirriam Nthenge ‘Access to justice of children with disabilities in defilement cases; a myth or reality?’ Bernadette Malunga, Ngeyi Ruth Kanyongolo & Ngcimezile Mbano-Mweso The socio-economic rights of children with disabilities in South Africa: A comparison between the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Zita Hansungule & Trynie Boezaart ‘De-stigmatising psychosocial disabilities in South Africa’ Faraaz Mahomed & Michael Ashley Stein Mental illness, stigma and disability rights in Ghana Magnus Mfoafo-M’Carthy & Jeff Grischow Albinism in Africa: A proposed conceptual framework to understand and effectively address a continental crisis’ Mark P Mostert & Martha M Weich The identity question versus appropriateness of legal anti-discrimination measures: Endorsing the disability rights approach to albinism Abdallah Possi & Ally Possi SECTION B: COUNTRY REPORTS Djibouti Djibril Ismail Cher Madagascar Isambilo Rabearison-Andrianjara SECTION C: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS The right to the highest attainable standard of mental health in selected African countries: A commentary on how selected mental health laws fare against article 25 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Elizabeth Kamundia Disability rights developments in the East African Community post-2012 Damalie Naggita-Musoke BOOK REVIEW Elizabeth Barnes Minority body: A theory of disability Charles Ngwena

Meeting the Needs of Children with Disabilities

Author : Laudan Y. Aron
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"The complexity of government programs sometimes makes it difficult for children with disabilities to get the benefits they need. This can impede their health and development. This book suggests ways to improve the system. Its main focus on the three larg

Safeguarding Adults and Children with Disabilities Against Abuse

Author : Hilary Brown
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This report addresses a broad range of abuses and mistreatment committed against all disabled children and adults. Discrimination against people with disabilities is inextricably linked to abuse and the disabled are often offered less support than other people and barred from effective means of escape or redress when they are harmed. The report aims to make visible the extent and nature of such abuse. It advocates a model of protection that enhances the rights of disabled to take decisions and appropriate risks in their ordinary lives.