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Disabled children and the law; research and good practice, 2d ed.


Disabled children and the law; research and good practice, 2d ed.

Read, Janet et al.

Jessica Kingsley Pub.


304 pages




From a life stages as well as law and social practice perspectives, Read (health and social studies, U. of Warwick) and her UK legal colleagues present a treatment of the rights of disabled children. This update incorporates legal changes for social services, health, and education stemming from the Children Act 2004. Although comparable US laws are not discussed, many common issues are addressed: e.g. the definition of disability, educational placement, independent living, and support services. Resource materials are appended. The date of the previous edition is not supplied.

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