The State of the World’s Children 2013

Children with disabilities: From exclusion to inclusion.


Children with disabilities and their communities both benefit if society focuses on what those children can achieve, rather than what they cannot. The girls and boys to
whom this edition of The State of the World’s Children is dedicated are not problems. Given opportunities to flourish as others might, children with disabilities have the potential to lead fulfilling lives and to contribute to the social, cultural and economic vitality of their communities – as the personal essays in this volume attest.

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