Disabled People’s Organisations Grow Social Connectedness for Persons with Disabilities Evidence from South Asia

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James Montgomery
Andrew Sithling
Fairlene Soji
Matthew Reeve
Nathan Grills


social network analysis, low income, DPOs


Paper examines the social connections developed through two Disabled People’s Organisation programs in low-income, rural communities of Nepal and India. Mixed methods: network mapping surveys and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) are used to compare between before joining group and time of study. Results clearly suggest positive impacts on social networks.

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