Hoffman István : Editorial Preface

"First of all, I would like to greet the readers of Hungarian Journal of Disability Studies & Special Education (Fogyatékosság és Társadalom). As the new Editor-in-Chief of this prestigious journal, I would like to thank the great work of the founding Editorsin-Chief, in particular Prof. György Könczei. He had a vision of this journal, the... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.1

Sándor Anikó : Self-determination Opportunities of Persons with High Support Needs

Based on the theoretical framework of Critical Disability Studies, the paper presents the characteristics of self-determination of persons with high support needs in different types of living arrangements in Hungary. It examines the available support for persons with high support needs in Hungary to ensure self-determination in different areas of life that are relevant to... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.2

Kunt Zsuzsanna : Personal Assistance in the Context of Disability Studies and Cultural Anthropology

This article presents a concise summary of a section of a doctoral dissertation, which is a postmodern, critical, and reflective ethnographic work, positioned on the crossing point of Cultural Anthropology and Disability Studies. It discusses the connections of the two interrelated disciplines, introduces the cultural biographical qualitative research method in action, and the complex experiences... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.3

Perlusz Andrea : Inclusive School Leadership

The concept of inclusive school leadership was introduced into pedagogical professional thinking in the early 2000s, as a result of the realisation that the leaders of educational institutions have a decisive role in transposing inclusive policies, effective implementation of inclusive practices and inclusive school culture (Ainscow and Sandill, 2010; Mac Ruairc, 2013). The research presented... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.4

Rékasi Nikolett, Svastics Carmen, Cserti-Szauer Csilla, Kovács Gábor, Kalász Veronika : Career Paths: Work Opportunities for Persons with Visual Impairment

The inclusion of persons with disabilities, and among them, persons with visual impairment in the labour market has been of increasing importance on the international and Hungarian employment agendas for decades. Various support services, including career guidance and labour market services, have proved to facilitate successful inclusion strongly. In this paper, we present the first... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.5

Novák Géza Máté, Kunt Zsuzsanna, Horváth Zsuzsanna, Vass Dorottea : A Forum Theatre-based Research with Youths with Multiple Disadvantages

Our research project gives an account of the functioning of forum theatre and its intra- and intersubjective level dynamic processes within the framework of a qualitative arts-based participative action research. During the intervention, information has been gathered on the tools of forum theatre that improve self-efficacy to highlight the techniques of participation in the creative... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.6

Kiss Valéria : Protecting Dignity: Analysis of the Literary Representation of Legal Issues Related to Dementia

Dementia is one of the biggest challenges aging societies are facing in the 21st century. I examine how the topic of (1) preparation after diagnosis and (2) the theme of guardianship, care, and preservation of dignity appears in some literary works dealing with dementia. The extensive literature on Alzheimer’s disease provides valuable empirical material for... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.7

Tóth Fruzsina : Power among the Powerless: A Theoretical Approach to Understanding How (Legal) Power Appears among Persons Placed under Guardianship

When a person is diagnosed with an intellectual or psychosocial disability, they may in some cases have their capacity to act restricted by court proceedings and a guardian appointed to act in their place in certain cases. In this way, the state can intrude into an individual’s private life and control his/her daily life. In... Read more
DOI: 10.31287/FT.en.2021.2.9