ADAPT Resources

You will find a list and links to some resources both from the CSP and outside which have been extremely useful in working in the international context.

The resources are split into three sections:

  • Practical Guidance, containing useful practical tools for applying your skills as a physiotherapist in a development or humanitarian context;
  • Useful References and Supporting Materials, containing documents and resources which can be used to support or champion physiotherapy work;
  • Broader Development and Humanitarian Resources, which contain a wider contextual framework for the development and humanitarian context which is invaluable to understand.

Working in Less Resourced Settings is a resource pack that has been developed by ADAPT, Communication Therapy International and OT Frontiers to guide rehab professionals when working in low and middle-income contexts.

Practical Guidance

Disabled Village Children (Hesperian)

Guidelines for manual wheelchairs in low resourced settings (WHO)

CBR Guidelines (WHO)

Inclusion made easy (CBM)

Mental Health Care in settings where mental health resources are limited

A training resource for facilitators, parents, caregivers, and persons with Cerebral Palsy

Useful references and supporting materials

World Report on Disability (WHO/World Bank)

UN Convention on the Rights for Persons with Disabilities (UN)

The Global Health CPD Toolkit (Health Education England)

Inclusion Counts: The Economic Case for Disability-Inclusive Development (CBM)

Broader development and humanitarian resources

Sphere Guidelines (Sphereproject)

Core Humanitarian Standards

Guardian Development

Disability and Rehabilitation

UNICEF Disabilities

WHO Disability and Rehabilitation

WHO & World Bank (2011) World Report on Disability

WHO (2010) Community-based rehabilitation guidelines

WHO Assistive Devices and Technologies

Human Rights and Disability 

Disabled People International

Human Rights Watch

International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) 

UN Enable