This page features the news on disability from Italy in the Debrief Library. See also news from other countries.


Education and Childhood

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Embracing and rejecting the medicalization of autism (Feb, Social Science and Medicine)

Humanitarian, Migrants and Refugees

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How a photo of a Syrian father and son led to a new life in Italy (photo shows father and son both with physical disabilities) (Feb, the Guardian)


Disability, Rehabilitation, and Assistive Technologies for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Italy: Policies and Challenges. “The lack of a standardized vulnerability assessment represents the main barrier to the organization of specific services for migrants within the community.” (Mar, Societies)

Policy and Rights

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Lack of financial and social support to family of people with disabilities amounted to human rights violation, according to the UN committee on rights of persons with disabilities. (Oct, UNRIC)