|Title||Global disability: empowering children of all abilities.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Authors||Scharf RJ, Maphula A, Pullen PC, Shrestha R, Matherne GP, Roshan R, Koshy B|
|Abbrev. Journal||Pediatr. Clin. North Am.|
|Journal||Pediatric clinics of North America|
|Year of Publication||2017|
|Keywords||Child, Child Development, Child health, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities, Disabled Children, Global health, Humans|
Worldwide, children are often not meeting their developmental potential owing to malnutrition, infection, lack of stimulation, and toxic stress. Children with disabilities are more likely to experience poverty, neglect, and abuse, and are less likely to have adequate access to education and medical care. Early childhood developmental stimulation can improve language, learning, and future participation in communities. Therapeutic supports and endeavors to reduce stigma for people of all abilities strengthen communities and allow for human thriving.