International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2021

This year, #IDPWD21 celebrates the challenges, barriers, and opportunities for people who live with disabilities, in the context of a global pandemic. We call on domestic and international public health officials, political representatives, advocates, supporters, and every citizen in every community, to learn from the experiences of people living with disabilities during this pandemic, and push for more meaningful investments into the socioeconomic building blocks which will reduce the barriers faced by people with disabilities in every community on earth. With carefully curated book chapters and journal articles, our IDPWD special issue is our part to fight for the rights of people with disabilities in the post-COVID era.

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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, June 2021

This editorial supports SDGs 3 and 10 by highlighting poorer health outcomes for people with disabilities compared with their peers without disabilities, and discussing the role of public health in addressing these inequalities.
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Handbook of Electronic Assistive Technology, Volume , 1 January 2018

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by exploring current tools and techniques used to access electronic assistive technologies and how they can be used by clients with a range of disabilities.
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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, June 2021

This comment supports SDGs 3 and 10 by discussing health disparities and barriers to care for people with disabilities, which have been particularly magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic. The authors call for disability to be viewed through a lens of health equity and for researchers with disabilities to be included in efforts to improve access to health care.
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The Lancet Public Health, Volume 6, June 2021

This study supports SDGs 3 and 10 by evaluating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and psychological wellbeing of people with physical disabilities in England. During the early period of the COVID-19 pandemic in England, people with disabilities aged 52 years and older had greater depression and anxiety, greater loneliness, poorer life satisfaction, and lower purpose in life, quality of life, and sleep quality than the general population, highlighting the need for additional support for this vulnerable population during periods of enforced social isolation.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, February 2021

This study supports SDGs 3 and 10 by summarising the latest global and regional estimates of the prevalence and causes of vision impairment and blindness up to 2020. The leading causes of vision impairment and blindness globally can be prevented through early detection and timely intervention, highlighting the need to improve and scale up eye care services to meet the growing needs of a rapidly ageing global population.
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The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages e489–e551

This Lancet Global Health Commission advances addresses SDG 3 directly, and SDGs 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10 indirectly, by comprehensively demonstrating how improving eye health by treating and preventing vision impairment and vision loss can not only advance SDG 3—improving health and wellbeing for all—but also contribute to poverty reduction, zero hunger, quality education, gender equality, and decent work and economic growth. The findings of this report frame eye health as a development issue and highlight that, with a growing ageing population globally, urgent and concerted action is needed to meet unmet eye health needs globally, including incorporating equitable eye care into countries’ universal health coverage plans.
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International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume , 2021

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by examining children and youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and thier increased risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and a host of other co-morbidities.
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International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume , 2021

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by reviewing providing an examination of parent-mediated and parent education interventions specifically targeting ethnically, racially, or socioeconomically diverse families of children with autism spectrum disorder and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities (ASD/IDD).
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International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Volume , 2021

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG 10 Reducing Inequalities by focusing on people with disabilities, including individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), experience unique circumstances that alter their risk for and experiences of violence and abuse
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Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Volume 60, January 2021

This book chapter advances SDG3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG10 Reducing Inequalities by reviewing the research on sleep-dependent learning across developmental disabilities, including Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Learning Disabilities (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia). disabilites.

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