CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
THE STATE OF THE WORLD’S CHILDREN 2013
International commitment to building more inclusive societies has resulted in improvements in thesituation of children with disabilities and their families, but too many of them continue to face barriersto their participation in the civic, social and cultural affairs of their communities. Realizing the promiseof equity through inclusion will require action to:
Ratiy – ad impemet – the Cveti the Rights Perss with Disabiities ad theCveti the Rights the Chid.
Fight discrimiati ad ehace the awareess disabiity amg the geera pubic, decisi-makers, ad thse wh prvide essetia services r chidre ad adescets i such ieds asheath, educati ad prtecti.
Dismate barriers t icusi s that a chidre’s evirmets – schs, heath aciities, pubictrasprt ad s – aciitate access ad ecurage the participati chidre with disabiitiesagside their peers.
Ed the istitutiaizati chidre with disabiities, startig with a mratrium ewadmissis. This shud be accmpaied by the prmti ad icreased supprt r amiy-based care ad cmmuity-based rehabiitati.
Supprt amiies s they ca meet the higher csts ivig ad st pprtuities t ear icmeassciated with carig r chidre with disabiities.
Mve beyd miimum stadards by ivvig chidre ad adescets with disabiities ad theiramiies i evauatig supprts ad services desiged t meet their eeds.
Crdiate services acrss a sectrs s as t address the u rage chaeges acig chidread adescets with disabiities ad their amiies.
Ivve chidre ad adescets with disabiities i makig decisis that aect them – t just asbeeiciaries, but as agets chage.
Prmte a ccerted gba research ageda disabiity t geerate the reiabe ad cmparabedata eeded t guide paig ad resurce acati, ad t pace chidre with disabiities mreceary the devepmet ageda.
The ultimate proof of all global and national efforts will be local, the test being whether every childwith a disability enjoys her or his rights – including access to services, support and opportunities – ona par with other children, even in the most remote settings and the most deprived circumstances.