Supporting Families in Raising Disabled Children to Enhance African Child Development
Most African families with disabled children in Africa lack support in raising their disabled children.
An unsupportive environment makes it very difficult for families to foster the development of their disabled family member.
African child development systems have the potential of supporting disabled children and their families.
Such systems are based on the philosophy that it takes the whole village to raise a child.
There is need for the support of disability organisations as well as inclusion in community groups and self-advocacy of disabled children.
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