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Law, Rights and Disability


ISBN13: 9781853028366
ISBN: 1853028363
Published: December 2000
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £29.99



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This is an up-to-date discussion of all aspects of the law as it applies to disability. It provides information on: legal definitions of disability - both physical and mental; rights and entitlements to housing, education, social security and services for children; the social model of disability; European and international perspectives; and implications for research.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Preface, Jeremy Cooper.
1. Working in Partnership with Disabled People: New Perspectives for Professionals Within the Social Model of Disability, Clare Picking, Occupational Therapist, Southampton.
2. Changing Attitudes to the Rights of People with Disabilities in Europe, Lisa Waddington, Lecturer in European Law, Maastricht University.
3. Improving the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities through International Law, Jeremy Cooper.
4. Improving the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities through Domestic Law: A Global Overview, Jeremy Cooper.
5. The Legal Regulation of the Powers and Duties of Local Authorities with Regard to Disabled People, Belinda Schwehr, Solicitor and Law Lecturer, Surrey.
6. The Disability Discrimination Act: An Overview, Catherine Casserley, Legal Officer, Royal National Institute for the Blind.
7. Disability, Housing and Homelessness, Mary Holmes, Principal Lecturer, School of Law, Kingston University.
8. Disability and Mental Health Law, Kate Harrison, Solicitor, Former Legal Officer for MIND.
9. Disabled Children (Still) Invisible Under the Law, Mairian Corker, Senior Research Fellow in Deaf and Disability Studies, University of Central Lancashire, and John Davis, Edinburgh University.
10. Disabled Children and Social Care: Law and Practice, Suzy Braye, Reader in Social Work, Staffordshire University.
11. Clear Voices for Change: Messages from Disability Research for Law, Practice and Reform, Michael Preston-Shoot, Professor of Social Work and Social Care, Liverpool John Moores University. References. Index.