Towards Independence for Lower Functioning Young Adults
26 mar 2012
Many deaf-blind people still live in institutions for mentally retarded persons without sufficient staff, and without staff with the necessary qualifications.
The housing facilities are not adapted to the needs of deaf-blind people and the staff is not trained in deaf-blind services. As a result, the deafblind persons’ possibilities for development are not as good as they could be.
The majority of the congenitally deaf-blind people will not during their youth receive any continued education so that their communicative skills, influencing all other development, can continue to develop. In youth, they will not have the same opportunities for accommodation, education and vocational training as other young persons.
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