International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome

International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome

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Cultural influences impact on all our lives and this is no less true for people with Down syndrome. This book describes various cultural responses to disability; and looks at families and individuals with Down syndrome from a cross-cultural perspective and how best they can be supported.Yet these possibilities are far from being realised in many countries. ... Here we put the spotlight on attaining productive work for adult persons with Down syndrome but also note the ... cannot afford to pay for a wholly professional workforce specialising in disability and are unlikely ever to be able to do so. ... Most live in societies that do not have social security benefits or readily available care facilities.

Title:International and cultural aspects of Down syndrome
Author:Roy McConkey, Vianne Timmons
Publisher:DSE Enterprises - 2006


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