Understanding Disability

Author: Peggy Quinn
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761905271
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Beginning with infancy and the diagnosis of congenital or early onset disabilities, this book identifies traditional developmental life stages for those with disabilities as well as the impact of disability at each of these periods. It then provides specific information for four different disabilities: Down's syndrome, visual impairment, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. Spinal cord injury at the young adult stage of development is also included. With this knowledge, the reader can determine expected age-appropriate activities and accomplishments as well as some adapted expectations. In keeping with a social work emphasis on strengths, the book is based on a social, rather than medical, model of disability. The information

Understanding Disability

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982263
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Although 54 million Americans have a disability, few discussions of the issue address its various compenents in a holistic manner. The authors, both of whom have experienced disability, tackle complex issues facing the disabled, including access, diversity, and civil rights, in a human-centered manner.

Understanding Disability Policy

Author: Alan Roulstone
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1847427383
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In an era of scarce social resources, the question of changing social policy constructions and responses to disabled people has become increasingly important. This text locates disability policy into broader social policy and welfare policy writings, embracing a range of indicators of disabled people's welfare.

Understanding Disability Policies

Author: Robert F. Drake
Publisher: Palgrave
ISBN: 9780333724279
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Comparing British policies with those of America, Australia and Sweden, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development and consequences of disability policies.

Female Forms

Author: Thomas, Carol
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335196934
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* What is the relevance of feminist ideas for understanding women's experiences of disability? * How can the social model of disability be developed theoretically? * What are the key differences between Disability Studies and medical sociology? In answer to these questions, this book explores and develops ideas about disability, engaging with important debates in disability studies about what disability is and how to theorize it. It also examines the interface between disability studies, women's studies and medical sociology, and offers an accessible review of contemporary debates and theoretical approaches. The title Female Forms reflects two things about the book: first, its use of disabled women's experiences, as told by themselves, to bring a number of themes to life, and second, the author's belief in the importance of feminist ideas and debates for disability studies. The social model of disability is the book's bedrock, but the author both challenges and contributes to social modelist thought. She advances a materialist feminist perspective on disability, producing a book which is of multi-disciplinary relevance. Female Forms will be useful to the growing number of students on Disability Studies courses, as well as those interested in women's studies, medical sociology and social policy. It will also appeal to those studying or working in the health and social care professions such as nursing, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography

Author: Dr Fayyaz Vellani
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472404378
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Examining the UK Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in comparison to its counterparts in the USA and Australia, this book focuses on how it is being interpreted and acted upon in the context of higher education, a key area of national attention in the UK. It also evaluates this law in the context of the larger project of civil rights legislation and demonstrates that geography can be used to explain law and legal arguments by highlighting their subjectivity and by emphasizing the importance of place, specificity and context. While providing in-depth analysis of the effectiveness and scope of this significant legislation this book demonstrates the importance of geography in the application of law. It provides insights into the broader workings of UK anti-discrimination law, which are particularly relevant given the scrutiny of the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the concerns about the effectiveness of legal tools in fighting discrimination. Finally, this book critiques liberal notions of legal subjectivity and medical definitions of disability which is topical given the current attention given to debates about identity politics.

Understanding Disability

Author: Michael Oliver
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312158033
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A development of some of the main themes and issues surrounding disability that have arisen since the mid-1970s. By relating these developments to the author's own biography throughout this time, this text challenges the personal and social perceptions of disability.

Understanding Disability Law

Author: Mark C. Weber
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327184175
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Understanding Disability Law discusses important statutory and constitutional issues relating to disability discrimination. It is designed to help students in Disability Law courses synthesize and apply the materials they are learning. It is also designed to function as a compact treatise for practicing lawyers and others looking for an analysis of the Fourteenth Amendment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Fair Housing Act Amendments, and other laws, as they relate to controversial issues of disability rights. The book discusses the leading cases on each of the major topics of disability law, and suggests ways of thinking about unresolved questions and debates over legal policy. Understanding Disability Law includes detailed coverage of: • Constitutional law bearing on disability discrimination; • The controversy over who is a person with a disability for purposes of federal statutes; • Employment discrimination rights and remedies; • Educational discrimination, including special education law and higher education for students with disabilities; • Discrimination in public accommodations; • Discrimination by federal, state, and local governments; and • Other topics, including disability discrimination related to housing, transportation, and telecommunications.

Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies

Author: Bruce Henderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317987489
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This collection brings together scholarship and creative writing that brings together two of the most innovative fields to emerge from critical and cultural studies in the past few decades: Disability studies and performance studies. It draws on writings about such media as live performance art, photography, silent film, dance, personal narrative and theatre, using such diverse perspectives and methods as queer theory, gender, feminist, and masculinity studies, dance studies, as well as providing first publication of creative writings by award-winning poets and playwrights. This book was based on a special issue of Text and Performance Quarterly.

Understanding Disability Inclusion Access Diversity and Civil Rights

Author: Paul T. Jaeger
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313067937
Format: PDF
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Disability is rarely considered a social issue. Scholars tend to discuss it in the abstract; medical personnel view it as a health issue; and legal concerns for the disabled focus on how to advocate or protect organizations against demands for accommodation. As a result, disabled individuals are seen as bits and pieces of everyone's constituency but their own. The writers of this work, both having long personal experiences with disabilities, offer a holistic understanding of the lives of disabled individuals from representations in the media to issues of civil rights. Written to educate and inform readers about the social roles of disability, this accessible and informative work addresses: social classifications of disability; social reactions to disability; legal rights and classifications of persons with disabilities; issues of accessibility to information and communication technologies; representations of disability in a range of media, including literature, painting, film, televsion and advertising; and major issues shaping the comtemporary social roles of persons with disabilities. By examining the social roles of disability in the past and present from a range of perspectives and disciplines, this book reveals a portrait of the social place, limitations, and rights of persons with disabilities.