The EACD has conducted a Europewide survey to assess the impact of austerity on inclusion and access to services for children, young people, their families and professionals/services.
The article "Austerity and families with disabled children: A European survey" has been published in July 2018 issue of the Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology.
The aim of the study was to describe the impact austerity measures have had on families with disabled children across Europe and on professionals providing services for them.
A decline in quality of services for disabled children was reported by most family and many professional respondents across Europe, regardless of austerity. Where implemented, austerity measures were reported to have impacted significantly on families with disabled children