Resilience in the Lives of Disabled Children: A Many Splendoured Thing
Traditional models of resilience have often suggested that disabled children cannot be resilient.
Resilience is often conceptualised as an individual trait or quality of a human being.
We understand resilience as the dynamic interplay of the human and a host of resources around them.
Disabled children’s resilience is boosted through their networks and access to a host of resources including community participation and acceptance which seek to promote positive identities.
Disabled children experience their bodies and minds in ways that are deeply embedded in cultural scripts and societal stories of disability.
In the context of economic crisis and austerity measures, resources that support disabled children’s resilience are under threat.
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