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Title: Opening address
Authors: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Handikappati
Ghaqda ghall-Genituri ta' Tfal Handikappati
Department of Health. Health Education Unit
Authors: Tabone, Vincent
Keywords: People with disabilities -- Care
People with disabilities -- Services for -- Malta
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Handikappati
Citation: Tabone, V. (1989) Opening address. Lejn il-futur: prinċipji u policies għall-persuni ħandikappati u l-familji tagħhom - Proceedings of a National Seminar, University of Malta (pp. 1-3). Malta: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali Handikappati.
Abstract: Naturally there are people present here who are better versed in this subject than myself but as an introduction to the seminar one can say that physical or mental handicaps are sometimes present at birth through a genetic disorder or acquired through some accident or disease. People who are handicapped from birth are aware of the disadvantage brought on by their handicap, but gradually and progressively, later on in life they realize more fully the difficulties facing them. Those who are suddenly faced with a handicap through some accident or disease are initially shocked by this new situation, and this trauma is felt more at the beginning because - consciously or sub-consciously - these people start making comparisons with the situation as it was before the accident or disease, when they were still fully fit.
Description: Acknowledgements, Table of Contents, Preface and Introduction are included within this document.
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