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Aktywna rehabilitacja formą wsparcia w procesie aktywizacji społecznej osób niepełnosprawnych ruchowo
The active rehabilitation as a form of a support for a social activation of physically disabled (handicapped) people

Author(s): Katarzyna Maria Król
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Health and medicine and law, Welfare services
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: physical disability;Active Rehabilitation;social mobilization;activity;support

Summary/Abstract: The appearance of the dysfunction affects in a specific way the functioning of the human, his environment, the relationships with others. A physically disabled person needs skills that allow him/her to regain self-reliance, self-esteem. The activities of many institutions aim at providing equal opportunities, working against all of the many forms of discrimination, social and professional included, against physically disabled/handicapped. However, despite the multiple actions undertaken, the social alienation of the people with various motor dysfunctions can be observed. One of the most interesting initiative that meets the needs and expectations of the handicapped/physically disabled people, especially those after spinal cord injury, is the idea of community/environmental rehabilitation that originated in the United States, and then developed in Sweden as an Active Rehabilitation movement. In Poland, Foundation for Active Rehabilitation (FAR) is an organization that promotes and implements the ideas of an active rehabilitation. It is a non-governmental organization, established on the initiative of “wheelchair users for wheelchair users”. In this paper we present the results of research of the effects of various forms of Active Rehabilitation supporting the process of the social activation of the physically disabled, aiming at their inclusion in the mainstream of social life, and the increase of their independence in life. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of personality model in the Active Rehabilitation.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 60
  • Page Range: 69-86
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish