Migrant families with disabilities. Social participation, school and inclusion

TitleMigrant families with disabilities. Social participation, school and inclusion
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsCaldin R, Cinotti A
JournalInterdisciplinary Journal of Family Studies
Date Published11/2018
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2282-2011
Keywordsdisability, environment, inclusion, migrant families, school

The research “Students with disabilities, children of migrants” investigates the relationship between migrant families with disabilities and the Italian school system, including pre-school educational opportunities. It was commissioned by the Municipality of Bologna - Department of Education and Antidiscrimination Policies - which intended to adopt guidelines and tools to facilitate the inclusion of migrant students with disabilities (aged 0–14) with their families. Data in this article are drawn from an exploratory research that explored the barriers and the facilitators to the inclusion of migrant families with children with disabilities. Data show that school is playing an important role in promoting inclusive process both in schools both in the social environment and in creating a sense of belonging in migrant families within the host society.