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Social inclusion, quality of life, and children with disabilities

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The article discusses the term social inclusion and the quality of life of children with disabilities. It presents the road to social inclusion in the context of quality of life, and also the main categories for assessing individual quality of life. This article also presents four ways to improve social inclusion for children with disabilities.
W artykule zostało omówione pojęcie integracji społecznej i jakości życia w odniesieniu do dzieci z niepełnosprawnością. Ukazano drogę do integracji społecznej w kontekście osiąganej jakości życia, jak też wskazano główne kategorie służące do oceny indywidualnej jakości życia. W artykule przedstawiono również cztery sposoby usprawniania społecznej integracji dzieci z niepełnosprawnością.
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