It is important to note that much research focusing on the experiences of young disabled people has frequently failed to elicit the views of these young people. Often research about young disabled people is embedded in an assumption that these young people are passive and dependent (Shakespeare & Watson, 1998; Ward, 1997; Save the Children, 1999 and Priestley, 1999). Consequently, Corbett (1998) concludes, ‘the expressions and opinions of powerful professionals talking about disability/special needs are listened to with more serious attention than those of disabled people themselves’ (p. 56). However, recent government policy (Children and Young Peoples Unit, 2001), disability academics and activists have actively promoted engagement with young disabled people on issues that affect their lives. Although practitioners within PE and sport have been particularly slow to acknowledge the importance of engaging with young disabled people, a number of recent studies do provide interesting insights into young disabled peoples’ experiences. These studies form the basis of the issues reviewed in this research project.
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