Disability Handbook

Many people, including parents of children without disabilities in Kenyan society, still hold negative attitudes towards children with disabilities. Beliefs and lack of knowledge about disabilities are among the causes of such attitudes. One of the ways of changing these negative attitudes is by educating the community about disabilities. For most Kenyans getting access to literature on the subject of disability is difficult and if one happens to get access, usually books carrying such information are expensive and written in a language understood only by professionals in disability issues. Kupenda for the children has, therefore, come up with this guide covering most of the common disabilities, their characteristics, causes, and treatment. The language used has been made simple for easy understanding. Our goal is that the guide should provide a useful resource for learning about children with disabilities.