International Social Work, vol. 50, 2007, p. 67-78
The Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LHPU) was established in 1981 as an advocacy organisation to resist the oppression encountered by disabled people. This article uses a case study of LHPU to illustrate key issues faced by community organisations working on disability issues in Lebanon. The organisation adopts a rights and social justice perspective in its work; hence, its focus has been on creating the societal conditions necessary to foster the full inclusion of disabled people. This article explores the obstacles to its work and the factors that facilitate its efforts.
P. Wehman and others
London: Paul H. Brookes, 2007
The book advances a critical element of empowerment for people with disabilities: inclusive, competitive, and meaningful employment opportunities. It includes current best practices, employment theories and policies, and specific tools that support positive change in the workplace. The book stresses the benefits of real work for real pay for people with disabilities: economic well-being, improved social and work skills, and greater self esteem. It covers: