Article encourages research and new-fashioned projects focused on wider living conditions of children and young people with disabilities based on their human rights and promotes exchange of experience and good practices in this field. To stress importance of the mentioned effort the authoress analyses selected facts about living conditions of children with disabilities. She develops psychology-based polemic to premises about special needs of children and young people with disabilities, and presents the demands-based approach to human needs based on social-right model of disability. Second part of the study pays attention to situation in Slovakia - incidence of disability among children and some structural features of the Slovak disability research with emphasizing the research work focused on the field of education.
K. Repkova, Centrum pre vyskum práce a rodiny, Spitálska 6, 812 41 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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