Understanding Disability

Understanding Disability
Author: Paul T. Jaeger,Cynthia Ann Bowman
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780275982263
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Book Excerpt:

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

Understanding Disability
Author: Peggy Quinn
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780761905271
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Book Excerpt:

Over the past 30 years, attitudes toward people with disabilities have changed dramatically, moving from deinstitutionalization in the 1960s to the Disability Rights Movement of the 1970s and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The results of this shift have been to move more and more people with disabilities into mainstream activities in their communities. Social workers and other health and mental health professionals are now encountering people with a wide range of disabilities at various stages of their lives. It is important to be prepared. Understanding Disability details expected developmental stages for those without disabilities as well as the impact of disability at each of these periods. This is a much needed reference for working with a person with a disability, or with a family member or other interested party. Beginning with infancy and the diagnosis of congenital or early onset disabilities, the book identifies traditional developmental life stages and then provides specific information for four different disabilities: Down syndrome, visual impairment, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. In addition, spinal cord injury is added at the young adult stage of 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 in this book allows the social worker to create treatment plans, coordinate with other professionals, and competently assist the person with the disability and his/her family. Filling the void in literature on disabilities since the Disabilities Act of 1990, Understanding Disability will be a most valuable resource for social workers, counselors, and nurses.

Understanding Disability

Understanding Disability
Author: Michael Oliver
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN: 1137054921
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Book Excerpt:

In this absorbing text by a leading writer and respected activist, theory, policy, historical background and personal experience are combined to give readers a rich and illuminating picture of the key issues raised by disability. In the author's uniquely clear and lively narrative style, the book explores: - The practical and political challenges that disablement presents - Theoretical understandings of disability - Disability law and the realities of policy implementation - Key points of contention for the disability movement This long-awaited new edition of a best-selling text includes new stories from the author's experience, as well as sharply framed debate about the development of policy over the last decade and a half. Its expansive coverage includes discussion of welfare, rehabilitation, special education and normalization. This book is core reading for students of social work, nursing, health and applied social science taking modules in disability studies. Michael Oliver was the first Professor of Disability Studies in the United Kingdom and is Emeritus Professor of Disability Studies at the University of Greenwich, UK. He is the author of the path-breaking The Politics of Disablement and Social Work with Disabled People (in its third edition, co-authored with Bob Sapey).

Understanding Disability Policy

Understanding Disability Policy
Author: Alan Roulstone,Simon Prideaux
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1847427383
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Policy Book Excerpt:

We live at a paradoxical time for many disabled people: some achieve new freedoms while others face cuts in services and attempts to restrict who counts as disabled. Locating disability policy within broader social policy contexts, Alan Roulstone and Simon Prideaux critically explore the roles of social support, poverty, socio-economic status, community safety, spatial change, and other issues in shaping disabled people's opportunities. They also consider implications for future policy developments, including the impact of changing government and academic understandings of disability.

Understanding Disability Policies

Understanding Disability Policies
Author: Robert F. Drake
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1999-02-08
ISBN: 1349273112
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Policies Book Excerpt:

This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the development and consequences of disability policies, contrasting policies grounded in medical definitions of disability with a 'social model' of disability supported by disability rights campaigners in their pursuit of anti-discrimination legislation. British policies are set in comparative context, and the impacts of policy on disabled people according to their class, gender, age and ethnicity are explored.

Understanding Disability Law

Understanding Disability Law
Author: Mark C. Weber
Publsiher: LexisNexis
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2012-02-10
ISBN: 0327184175
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Law Book Excerpt:

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 Throughout History

Understanding Disability Throughout History
Author: Hanna Björg Sigurjónsdóttir,James G. Rice
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2021-10-25
ISBN: 1000486729
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Throughout History Book Excerpt:

Understanding Disability Throughout History explores seldom-heard voices from the past by studying the hidden lives of disabled people before the concept of disability existed culturally, socially and administratively. The book focuses on Iceland from the Age of Settlement, traditionally considered to have taken place from 874 to 930, until the 1936 Law on Social Security (Lög um almannatryggingar), which is the first time that disabled people were referenced in Iceland as a legal or administrative category. Data sources analysed in the project represent a broad range of materials that are not often featured in the study of disability, such as bone collections, medieval literature and census data from the early modern era, archaeological remains, historical archives, folktales and legends, personal narratives and museum displays. The ten chapters include contributions from multidisciplinary team of experts working in the fields of Disability Studies, History, Archaeology, Medieval Icelandic Literature, Folklore and Ethnology, Anthropology, Museum Studies, and Archival Sciences, along with a collection of post-doctoral and graduate students. The volume will be of interest to all scholars and students of disability studies, history, medieval studies, ethnology, folklore, and archaeology.

Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies

Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies
Author: Bruce Henderson,Noam Ostrander
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN: 1317987470
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Studies and Performance Studies Book Excerpt:

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 Discrimination Law through Geography

Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography
Author: Fayyaz Vellani
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-02-24
ISBN: 1317004981
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Discrimination Law through Geography Book Excerpt:

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 and Everyday Hate

Understanding Disability and Everyday Hate
Author: Leah Burch
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-11-05
ISBN: 3030868184
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability and Everyday Hate Book Excerpt:

This book examines disability hate crime. It focusses on key questions concerning the ways in which hate is understood and experienced within the context of the everyday, in addition to the unique ways that hate can hurt and be resisted. It introduces readers to questions surrounding the conceptual framework of hate and policy context in England and Wales, and extends these discussions to center upon the experiences of disabled people. It presents a conceptual reconsideration of hate crime that connects hate, disability and everyday lives and spaces using an affective (embodied and emotional) understanding of these experiences. Drawing on empirical data, this framework helps to attend to the diverse ways that disabled people negotiate, respond to, and resist hate within the context of their everyday lives. The book argues that the affective capacity of disabled people can be enhanced through their reflections upon hateful experiences and general experiences of navigating a disabling social world. By working with the concept of ‘affective possibility’, this book offers a more affirmative approach to harnessing the everyday forms of resistance already present within disabled people’s lives. It speaks to academics, students, and practitioners interested in disability, affect studies, hate crime studies, sociology, and criminology.

Challenging Ableism Understanding Disability Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces

Challenging Ableism  Understanding Disability  Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces
Author: Tonette S. Rocco
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2011-12-21
ISBN: 1118288130
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Ableism Understanding Disability Including Adults with Disabilities in Workplaces and Learning Spaces Book Excerpt:

Disability can affect adults across the life span—and it isthe one minority group every person could join. This sourcebookaims to broaden the view of disability from a medical or economicconcern to a social justice concern. It examines practical, theoretical, and research aspects ofdisability—including those who question disabilityclassifications—and situates it as a political and socialjustice concern, technical and pragmatic concern, and personalexperience. The authors present the perspectives of individualswith disabilities, service providers, parents, and teachers andoffer analyses that range from the personal to the broadlypolitical. This is the 132nd volume in this Jossey Bass highereducation quarterly report series. Noted for its depth of coverage,this indispensable series explores issues of common interestto instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in abroad range of adult and continuing education settings.

Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability

Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability
Author: Jill Porter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN: 1317650913
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability Book Excerpt:

Understanding and Responding to the Experience of Disability informs readers about current understandings of disability and ways of recognizing the needs that arise from the lived experience of impairment in schools. While most schools have clear procedures in place with respect to identifying children with special educational needs, the same is not true for disability. Moreover, research suggests that many schools have restricted understanding of this distinction, often equating disability to children with SEN and children with health conditions, thereby failing to recognize the pivotal role of impact. In this insightful text, Jill Porter argues that disability needs to be understood within the setting in which it is experienced, thereby recognizing that it is not a fixed attributable label, but one that is cultural, contextual and fluid. By providing a theoretical basis for understandings of disability around notions of impairment, experience and impact, the book combines three key components: a conceptual understanding of disability – to provide a clear value driven framework for professional responses; an empirical illustration of the development of materials to support an understanding of why the process of disability data collection cannot simply be reduced to two questions on a form; embedded illustrative case study material to provide exemplars of how the materials can be contextualized and used to make adjustments to enhance the participation of all children.

Understanding Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities

Understanding Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities
Author: Ernest F. Biller
Publsiher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited
Total Pages: 101
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Adolescents and Young Adults with Learning Disabilities Book Excerpt:

Moral Issues in Global Perspective Volume 2 Human Diversity and Equality Second Edition

Moral Issues in Global Perspective   Volume 2  Human Diversity and Equality   Second Edition
Author: Christine Koggel
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 411
Release: 2006-03-27
ISBN: 1551117487
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moral Issues in Global Perspective Volume 2 Human Diversity and Equality Second Edition Book Excerpt:

Now available in three thematic volumes, the second edition of Moral Issues in Global Perspective is a collection of the newest and best articles on current moral issues by moral and political theorists from around the globe. Each volume seeks to challenge the standard approaches to morality and moral issues shaped by Western liberal theory and to extend the inquiry beyond the context of North America. Covering a broad range of issues and arguments, this collection includes critiques of traditional liberal accounts of rights, justice, and moral values, while raising questions about the treatment of disadvantaged groups within and across societies affected by globalization. Providing new perspectives on issues such as war and terrorism, reproduction, euthanasia, censorship, and the environment, each volume of Moral Issues in Global Perspective incorporates work by race, class, feminist, and disability theorists. Human Diversity and Equality, the second of the three volumes, examines issues of equality and difference and the effects, within and across borders, of kinds of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, disability, class, and sexual orientation. Nine essays are new, four of which were written especially for this volume. Moral Issues in Global Perspective is available in three separate volumes—Moral and Political Theory, Human Diversity and Equality, and Moral Issues.

The Disability Studies Reader

The Disability Studies Reader
Author: Lennard J. Davis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Disability Studies Reader Book Excerpt:

"The second edition of The Disability Studies Reader builds and improves upon the classic first edition, which has sold well over 6000 copies since 1999. As a field, disability studies burst onto the scene across the social sciences and humanities in the 1990s, and the first edition of the reader gathered the best work that had been written on the subject, including essays by famous authors such as Susan Sontag and Erving Goffman. The new edition is more global in its coverage and adds material on genetic testing, the human genome, queer studies, and issues in developing countries. The size of the audience has grown since the first edition's publication, and the second edition's new material will make it even more useful for courses on the subject. Courses on the subject have mushroomed in the past ten years, and can now be found across the social sciences, humanities, and behavioral sciences." -- Publisher description.

Understanding the Disabled

Understanding the Disabled
Author: Columbia University. Teachers College. Citizenship Education Project
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 20
Release: 1956
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children with disabilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Disabled Book Excerpt:

Understanding Disability

Understanding Disability
Author: Michael Oliver
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 202
Release: 1995-11-13
ISBN: 1349242691
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Disability Book Excerpt:

Understanding Disability develops some of the main themes and issues surrounding disability that have arisen in the last twenty years, offering both a personal journey of exploration and understanding and an attempt to take further our theoretical understanding of disability.

Disability and Poverty in Uganda

Disability and Poverty in Uganda
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Disabilities
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability and Poverty in Uganda Book Excerpt:

Disability in America

Disability in America
Author: Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on a National Agenda for Prevention of Disabilities,Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities,Institute of Medicine,Andrew M. Pope,Alvin R. Tarlov
Publsiher: National Academy Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 1991-01-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability in America Book Excerpt:

This report focuses on preventing potentially disabling conditions from developing into disabilities and on minimizing the effects of such conditions on a person's productivity and quality of life. It describes disability as a social and public health issue and not just a physical condition. The report begins with an executive summary, an introduction which discusses prevention issues in general and defines concepts, and a list of 27 recommendations. Subsequent chapters discuss: (1) the magnitude and dimensions of disability in the United States; (2) a conceptual approach to disability prevention and use of the tools and principles of epidemiology; (3) major areas of disability (developmental disabilities, injury-related disabilities, chronic diseases and aging, and secondary conditions associated with primary disabling conditions); (4) government and private sector programs concerned with disability prevention; and (5) conclusions and recommendations in the areas of a national program for the prevention of disability, surveillance, research, access to care and preventive services, and professional and public education. Appendixes contain a paper by Saad Z. Nagi titled "Disability Concepts Revisited: Implications for Prevention"; a statement of one committee member dissenting from this majority report of the Committee on a National Agenda for the Prevention of Disabilities; a response to the dissenting statement by committee members; and committee biographies. (Approximately 375 references) (JDD)

Introduction to Disability

Introduction to Disability
Author: Mary Ann McColl,Jerome Edmund Bickenbach
Publsiher: Bailliere Tindall
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Disability Book Excerpt:

This clear and concise text provides an introduction to the concept of disability, and explores the experiences and consequences of it. International experts discuss the role of service providers in relation to people with disabilities, and thoroughly examine the relationship between a person with a disability and his or her social and physical environment. Offers concrete and practical suggestions for people who work with people with disabilities.