From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Global Equity in Supports and Services for Childhood Developmental Disability
The United Nations' 2030 Sustainable Development Goals have shifted the focus of support for children with developmental disabilities from mere survival to enabling them to thrive. This webinar will describe work underway to promote global equity in the field of childhood developmental disabilities, building off joint efforts by the World Health Organization and UNICEF to develop a comprehensive approach to providing care and support for children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Panel discussions will explore research and advocacy efforts related to three childhood disabilities: cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder and hearing loss. Through these discussions, including researchers and self-advocates, we aim to outline practices that ensure equitable access to high quality, person/family-centered supports that improve the quality of life for individuals with disability.