Attitudes toward the Rights of children with Disabilities in development countries: The case of Mexico

[Speaker] Estrella Castillo, Damaris F:1
[Co-author] Marrufo Heredia, Ofelia:2
1:Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (Mexico), 2:Secretaría de Educación Pública (Mexico)

The aim is to describe the attitudes toward knowledge on the rights of children with disabilities in the staff working with them. Data collection and analysis was conducted from January to August 2014. The instrument used was a questionnaire consisting of:

1) Knowledge of the Law for the protection of the rights of children with disabilities in the State of Yucatan,
2) Knowledge the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and
3) Perception, Opinion and Experience on the Rights of children with Disabilities.

The results show that 53% of workers expressed an unfavorable attitude toward promoting rehabilitation services they consider that the municipal and state authorities do not promote their continuous training in this field of rehabilitation according to the findings in the diagnosis of accessibility in public buildings for people with disabilities
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