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Presuming Competence: Among All Children in Thailand and Myanmar – May 2015

It is estimated that around 15% of the global population has some form of disability1. The United Nations states that individuals with disability make up the world’s greatest minority group. A deeper and more conscious awareness and understanding of the needs and challenges faced for this population is necessary in all areas of the world. Thailand and Myanmar are two developing countries where there is little information or knowledge on the lives of people with a disability. This research aims to contribute further information about the complexities of this situation especially among children. » continued here

Understanding the Challenges of Disability in Myanmar – 2012

This predominantly qualitative research on disability and development in Myanmar was conducted between August 2011 and February 2012, in three commercial centres of Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi. Stakeholders of service providers, persons with disabilities (PWDs) and families of disabled people were interviewed in order to discover the needs and challenges that they face. Discoveries were made concerning independent living and adaptive education, vocational training and livelihoods challenges, community-based rehabilitation, organisational and human resource capacity, and information channels, networking and cooperation between organisations.» continued here