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What are the challenges facing the disability movement?

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Vanessa Chung
28 July 2021
What are the challenges facing the disability movement?

What are the challenges facing the disability movement?

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Jackie Chong
28 July 2021

You’re welcome.

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Vanessa Chung
28 July 2021

Thanks for your suggestions!

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Jackie Chong
28 July 2021

The challenges facing those in the disability movement fell under five broad themes: government commitment, cultural attitudes and beliefs, financial issues, education and mental health. government funding for disability services is insufficient and unreliable. There was a need for national policy, legislation and monitoring. There was a strong feeling that the negative social and cultural beliefs associated with disability permeated all levels of society and needed to be addressed. The lack of adequate funding or unreliable funding for disability resulted in poorer quality of services, poor training levels and staff retention problems. There was also a lack of awareness of existing services. Corruption was also reported to be a problem. Insufficient funding means that there are poor training levels for staff working with people with disability, particularly a lack of specialist training (e.g. specialist teacher training or training for technical support). This adds to staff retention problems. The lack of access to education for children with disabilities is also currently a major challenge.

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