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ERIC Number: ED361919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Disability Information & Awareness: Afghanistan. Version 2.2.
Miles, M.
This report focuses on a project in Afghanistan that coordinates the efforts of several agencies to develop community-directed disability, rehabilitation, and education services. The program stresses community mobilization aided by skills transfer from expatriate specialists, and includes physical therapy, prosthetics, living skills and mobility training for blind participants, vocational rehabilitation, and social integration. This report focuses specifically on the informational content of the project, designed to generate disability awareness and dissemination of information, and on project activities geared toward training community organizers who can involve participating communities in identifying their own resources and setting up necessary services. The idea of regional Disability Resource Centers, with participation by associations of disabled Afghans and caregivers, is developed. An annotated bibliography of approximately 100 items lists materials on disability service development available in various languages. Notes on potential future studies are provided, and possibilities for educational integration of Afghans with disabilities are discussed. An appendix contains a paper titled "Disability Information in Afghan History." (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan