Migrant families with disabilities: An Introduction

TitleMigrant families with disabilities: An Introduction
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSgaramella TM
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published11/2018
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
KeywordsDisabilities, inclusion, Issues, migrant families, Perspectives

The importance of addressing the needs of persons with disabilities in the fields of human rights and development has been broadly recognized internationally. However, the subgroup of persons with disabilities in the context of migration has been historically overlooked. There are limited data available on the number of persons with disabilities among arrivals, on the prevalence of different types of impairments. Contrasting information are available about families living these experiences. Additionally, there are several aspects that support the relevance of addressing the experience of these families in the current Italian context. But before addressing main themes and issues, it is first of all important to highlight some key concepts and set a common background in the analysis.