This subject takes a developmental, a diversity and a human rights perspective to the subject of disability and family. It covers disability issues from a developmental perspective in that it takes a developmental lifespan approach to the issues, challenges and social factors that impact on families as a family member develops and ages. It covers a number of family issues that emerge from the birth of a child with a disability, life transitions, and challenges of adulthood through to issues faced by both carers and the person with a disability as they age. Disability, development and ageing are viewed from a diversity perspective. In addition it looks at the issues of discrimination, exclusion and marginalization that families, carers and individuals with disabilities face and it examines the role of professional partners in forwarding a human rights agenda in partnership with families.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.