De Ouders ‘mijn kind, bijzonder kind’
Description in English: Facebook group for parents of children with disabilities.
Type of resource: Facebook group
Source: Created by the De Ouders Parent Network
Sterk – Strong Stories of People with Disabilities
Description in English: Quarterly magazine that brings stories by and for people with disabilities.
Type of resource: Magazine
Date: The magazine is published in March, June, September and December.
Source: VAPH (Vlaams Agentschap voor Personen men een Handicap)
Infovisie MagaZIEN – About Technology for People with Reading Disability
Description in English: Magazine that provide information about advanced aids for the blind, visually impaired and people with other reading disabilities: articles, product comparisons, reviews of new aids, apps and technical data sheets. You can read the magazine in different ways:
- in the structured electronic format (HTML)
- in audiobook form via online streaming, Webbox or www.anderslezen.be
- in audiobook form via a daisy CD (by post)
Type of resource: Magazine
Source: Five organizations in a Flemish-Dutch partnership are responsible for the editorial staff: Infovisie vzw, Blindenzorg Licht & Liefde and VAPH for Flanders and Koninklijke Visio and Bartiméus for the Netherlands.
Description in English: Advisory and coaching organization that supports housing and day care initiatives for people with disabilities in Flanders.
Type of resource: Organisation
Description in English: Has several projects where people with and without disabilities live together, making support available.
Type of resource: Support Network Group
Buitengewoonbijonder (Exceptionally Special)
Description in English: Blog about experiences, feelings and experiences taken from life when you suddenly become the parent of a troubled child.
Type of resource: Blog
Association Belge Bobath – Belgian Bobath Association (ABBV)
Description in English: Association for Belgian Bobath Therapists and Belgian Bobath Tutors. The ABBV of and for Belgian therapists is recognized by the International Bobath Association in London and by the EBTA (European Bobath Tutors Association). The non-profit organization strives to improve and optimize the treatment of children with CP (Cerebral Palsy or Cerebral Palsy), and of other patients with neuro-motor problems or developmental disorders. The principles of treatment and management are according to the NDT-Bobath concept (NDT = Neuro Developmental Treatment).
Type of resource: NGO
Language: Dutch, English
Ouders voor Inclusie – Parents for Inclusion
Description in English: Volunteer organization of, for and by parents of children with specific needs. They support the right to an inclusive life by empowering and assisting parents in situations where they experience difficulties. The experiences, questions and concerns of parents provide direction to the organization.
Type of resource: Volunteer organization
Description in English: The Magenta project is for parents of children with a disability or chronic illness. Magenta supports parents through a unique training offer.
Type of resource: Project
Source: KU Leuven
An Intersectional Approach towards Parental Employment in Families with a Child with a Disability: The Case of Belgium
Description in English: For parents with disabled children labour market participation is difficult since these children require care that exceeds typical parental care. At the same time, disabled children often live in families who belong to social categories that are associated with lower employment probabilities. However, the intersection between disability and social categories is hitherto overlooked in the literature. Drawing on a case study of Belgium, this article empirically examines to what extent parental employment is explained by the child’s disability and/or the family’s social disadvantages. For this, unique and large-scale register data are used. The results show that (1) childhood disability overlapped with social disadvantages; (2) childhood disability inhibited parental employment; but (3) the relationship differed by social category: for single parents, parents with low educational qualifications, and parents having multiple disabled children, disability and social disadvantage reinforced each other.
Type of resource: Article
Author: Julie Vinck and Wim Van Lancker
Source: Work Employment and Society
Income poverty among children with a disability in Belgium: the interplay between parental employment, social background and targeted cash support
Description in English: Previous research has shown a clear link between childhood disability and child poverty. This is related to the fact that parents of disabled children (1) need to provide more care, which impedes their employment participation; and (2) more often belong to disadvantaged social categories. However, the adverse relationship between childhood disability and child poverty can be cushioned by cash support systems. Hitherto, the literature lacks insight into how the receipt of different cash support systems is related to parental employment and social background, and what joint role these three factors play in understanding the poverty risk of these children. To fill this gap, a case study on Belgium is performed using unique and large-scale register data. The results show that disabled children have a lower income poverty risk than non-disabled children, even when parental employment and social background are taken into account. This can be explained by the targeted cash support disabled children receive. However, previous research showed that a substantial group of disabled children does not receive the benefit. Hence, more could be achieved if the non-take-up would be addressed, in particular among the most vulnerable children.
Type of resource: Article
Author: Julie Vinck
Source: Journal of Social Policy