Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities in Ukraine

Author: Yevgeniy Borodin
Institution: Dnipropetrovsk Regional Institute for Public Administration, National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7331-5981
Author: Andrii Zhorniak
Institution: Dmytro Motornyi Tavria State Agrotechnological University, Ukraine
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9515-0180
Author: Svitlana Podplota
Institution: Bogdan Khmelnitsky Melitopol State Pedagogical University, Ukraine
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5184-9907
Year of publication: 2022
Source: Show
Pages: 94-105
DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/CPLS.20224.10
PDF: cpls/4/cpls410.pdf

Social Integration of Persons with Disabilities in Ukraine

The main directions of Ukraine’s social policy towards the disabled are presented in the article. Topical issues of integration of persons with disabilities into society are covered. The meaning of the concept of “social stigmatization” is revealed. The authors analyze and define the tools of social stigma in the legislation of Ukraine on issues of social integration of persons with disabilities. It has been proven that stigma in some cases deprives a person of full status, becomes a source of prejudice, discrimination, social isolation of the stigmatized, causes low self-esteem and feelings of depression, forms a negative social identity, and complicates psychosocial adaptation. Certain steps have already been taken to ensure the protection of persons with disabilities by creating appropriate conditions for them in society and equal opportunities for the realization of vital needs, abilities, and creative potential. The article defines a system of measures aimed at improving the lives of persons with disabilities, restoring their social status, achieving material independence, and comprehensive integration into society. The authors also propose measures to remove obstacles caused by stigmatization in the way of integration of persons with disabilities into society.

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