This message was posted this week on the H-Disability network page. You can contact Kate by clicking on her name at the bottom of the post: I'm posting for a colleague, whose MA student is beginning research on children, disability and British/American literature. I've already suggested The Secret Garden, and would be grateful for the link or ref for a recent journal special issue or book of essays on this subject. I'm sure I saw announcements about such a thing in the last 2 months, but cannot find it on online searches. Many thanks, Kate Macdonald. … [Read more...] about Children and disability
Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) released its 2013 Disability Survey yesterday - the first report of its kind since 2001 - and it says some interesting things about disability in New Zealand. The study's main findings indicate that: 24% of New Zealanders self identified as disabled - which equates to 1,062,000 individual people The 3% increase in self-reported disability since 2001 can be partly explained by our ageing population 59% of people aged 65 or over were disabled 11% of children were identified as disabled by their parents Māori and Pacific people were over-represented in the data For adults, physical limitations - note, not 'disability' - were the most common type of … [Read more...] about 76% of New Zealanders are not disabled!