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Social and Medical Disability Models - ... Within this abnormality, impairment ‘signifies disorder, indiscipline and unreliability, (ibid., p.23). This idea is compounded within the social context in western societies of the 18th century which gave great promotion to individualism (a given value placed on personal independence), amid the impact of capitalism. As a result, impairment inevitably overlapped with the notion of being incompatible within various societal contexts, an idea which was carefully justified by works in the study of biomedicine (Thomas, 2002)....   [tags: Disability]
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Elderly Disability - As the life expectancy in the United States rises, the number of elderly in the population has also expanded. These increases have led to the oldest-old (people aged 90 and older) to become the fastest growing age group in the country. The oldest-old face many unique challenges because of their age, one of which is disability. Disability in the elderly has major impact upon society 1 and will continue will be a growing burden in years to come. Although there is evidence from many studies that disability rate is declining in the U.S.2, the rapid expansion of the oldest-old age group will continue to pose health care challenges for future generations....   [tags: Research Analysis] 2491 words
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Intellectual Disability - Under the law, intellectual disability in relation to a person over the age of 5 years, is defined as significant sub-average general intellectual functioning; and significant deficits in adaptive behaviour, each of which manifest before the age of 18 years. Legal Responses Legislation Many intellectually disabled individuals are mis treated and discriminated against in the work place or the community. In response to this, two main acts have been established ; the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cwlth) and the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)....   [tags: Discrimination] 1593 words
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Disability Worldwide - ... Cruel treatment from the non-disabled population caused the women to either remain homebound or socialize in private settings. (Bualar, 2009) considers this course of action as a “social death”; meaning they did not partake in many events of their communities. Because of this, disabled women could not form healthy interactions with the able-bodied population and were subjects for abuse. Mainstream media also did not help matters because the ideal woman was to be of “beauty and grace”. In society’s eyes, disabled women were outside the category of ‘beauty”; they were “expendable.” CBR AND THAILAND: HELP OR HINDRANCE....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2247 words
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Learning Disability - In the United States today, there are over fifty-one million disabled adults and children. Throughout our nation’s history, we have not allowed the best treatment and care for these numerous citizens. But, in the recent past, the government has passed laws, made exceptions, and thoroughly tried to provide accommodations to these people with special needs. While this is true, America, as a whole, still views this group as strange or different. Even though this is exceptionally normal, it is not correct....   [tags: Education ] 2109 words
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Church and Disability - ... Clapton and Fitzgerald (1999, para. 23) concludes that “the history of disability has been a history of seeking to construct hierarchical difference out of an essential reality of oneness. The challenge is to create the reverse.” Therefore suggesting that we need to be challenging the society in how they label people lower to themselves, where we are all equal in value and individuality. References Bell, J. (2005) Doing your Research Project – A guide for first-time researchers in education, health and social science....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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A Forgotten Population: Seniors with Developmental Disabilities - ... Thombs suggested local agencies generally justify this action because they lack adequate staff who can handle the additional investigative work involved in researching a fair housing complaint (personal communication, March 30, 2011). Still others cite that staff has not received the appropriate training to handle such cases, according to Thombs (personal communication, March 30, 2011). Thombs reported that the problem with this argument, however, is that agencies such as the National Fair Housing Alliance offer training to local government agencies at no charge (personal communication, March 30, 2011)....   [tags: Disability ]
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Living with a Disability - On many occasions teachers have asked, "Is the volume high enough for you?" while my class watches a television documentary. Many teachers in middle school imposed strict rules about where in the classroom I could sit. I've had coaches ask if I know sign language. And during my elementary years, the school insisted I meet with a learning specialist once a week to discuss my "feelings" about being hearing-impaired. All these restrictions were placed on me despite the fact that I was an above-average student and an aggressive athlete....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 570 words
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Beyond the Disability - Born in Northern Ireland, Eamonn McGirr began his career not as the lively, captivating performer he is now known as, but as a mathematics professor. I had the opportunity to meet and interview Mr. McGirr while working for the school newspaper. After interviewing Mr. McGirr it is easy to envision him amongst a classroom of young students. Not only is he articulate and engaging, but even more striking is the overwhelming sincerity and compassion he radiated throughout our conversation. Mr. McGirr has been an active member of the disabled community for some time now....   [tags: Interview Essay] 854 words
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The Disability of Deafness - The Disability of Deafness Cars race by as you impatiently stand on the corner waiting for the crosswalk sign to turn green. A young man walks up and stands adjacent to you. He glances your direction and gives a friendly smile; being kind you do the same. After what seems like an eternity the little green person in the crosswalk sign begins to blink. As you begin to take your first step off of the curb you hear a frantic honking coming from across the street. Looking up you realize that a truck has just run a red light and is headed directly at you....   [tags: Papers] 418 words
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Moving On With a Disability - Moving On With a Disability 'Disability' something that disables a person, a physical incapacity caused by injury or disease. To me the word was somewhat closer to home. I am going on fourteen and am seated in a wheelchair permanently, I always have been. Cameron is the name, walking is the game. The wish more like. Being stuck in a wheelchair is very infuriating and when I am in that mood, just don't try and get me out. Talking of going out I don't. Well very rarely. I stay in my room most of the time with my books and my tutor....   [tags: Papers] 981 words
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Disability Essay - In today’s society men have an attraction towards skinny women. The most gorgeous super models are thin and when other girls look at them, they get jealous. Many girls see this, and view themselves as being overweight and have a complex and a desire, which is to be skinny, this disease is called Anorexia. Anorexia is a disease, which affects mostly women and sometimes men. Anorexia is when you think you are fat, and you deprive yourself of food in order to be skinny. They see themselves as being fat and want to strive to be better than the "norm", and by that, being as skinny as possible....   [tags: essays research papers] 1041 words
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Stereotypes of Disability - Stereotypes of Disability Disabled people are often stereotyped. A stereotype is an over simplified mental picture of a person or group. Stereotypes of disabled people are things such as; they should be pitied; they are receivers of charity; they are brave; 'super crip' or even aggressive and angry, an example of these stereotypes are put to use in Forrest Gump. It shows Lieutenant Dan as being bitter and having a chip on his shoulder; it also shows Forrest Gump as being like a super crip an extraordinary person who does marvelous things without meaning too....   [tags: Papers] 752 words
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Learning Disability Transitions - ... Though past IEP information may be helpful more documentation is needed. Assessment information, a summary of the academic achievements and recommendations on how the postsecondary goals can be met are also necessary documentation. This documentation must be turned into the disabilities office at the institution to be reviewed. Most institutions also, once the disability is recognized, require the students to take their own initiative to let their needs known to the professors. In a recent issue of Disability Compliance for Higher Education, research suggests that more students are knowledgeable about their needs and rights than in the past....   [tags: education]
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The Americans with Disability Act - Usability is a critical portion of web design that one must be ever mindful of when constructing websites. Whether creating a personal web space or building multiple pages for a large corporation, it is the burden of the designer to guarantee people can access that content. According to the United Nations, disabled people compose roughly 10 percent of the world’s population (United Nations, 2010). Many regulations and standards have been set forth to provide disabled people with the same opportunities to access content available on the World Wide Web, as it is most of the World’s population....   [tags: Equality]
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INOCULATION TO DISABILITY AND DEATH - ... A sharp and persisting rise in children autism diagnose, started following the introduction, in 1978, of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps, rubella) when also mercury-laced Hepatitis B and Hemophilus- influenza- type-b vaccines were introduced. Previously these vaccines had been inoculated separately. After the three were combined into the MMR vaccine’s formula, and added with Hepatitis and Influenza ones containing mercury, the incidence of autism began abruptly increasing. Comparable increases have taken place in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) and learning disabilities diagnosis....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Trajectories of Disability in the Last Year of Life - ABSTRACT Background Despite the importance of functional status to older persons and their families, little is known about the course of disability at the end of life. Methods We evaluated data on 383 decedents from a longitudinal study involving 754 community-dwelling older persons. None of the subjects had disability in essential activities of daily living at the beginning of the study, and the level of disability was ascertained during monthly interviews for more than 10 years. Information on the conditions leading to death was obtained from death certificates and comprehensive assessments that were completed at 18-month intervals after the baseline assessment....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Community Living Toronto and Intellectual Disability - ... Intellectual disability is there in the course of childhood and continues throughout individual’s life. Those with an intellectual disability are able to take part in all portions of everyday life, but they at times compel additional assistance than others in learning the same tasks (community Living Ontario, 2011). According to PAL report, the velocity of disability between the adults increased from 14.6 to 16.5 percent. The most noticeable amplification was for learning disability, which increased by approximately 40 percent to almost 631,000 in 2006 (Hick, 2010; pp 315)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Women and Disability: What They Have to Overcome - ... Hilde Zitzelsberger completed a study and stated “While social ideals of female bodies impress upon and are unattainable for most women, pressures formed differently for the participants than they might for some women without disabilities or differences.” (395) this means a woman with a disability is much harder on herself, and society is much harder, because of her physical difference. Just as Emily “tormented herself enough about not looking like the others” (Olsen, 319). Marriage and dating is a very difficult thing for women with disabilities....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Individuals with Disability Education Act Policy - ... The word handicap was replaced with disability. It also mandated transition planning to help students transition from high school to community participation, postsecondary education and the workforce. This new law also wanted Individual Education Program also known as IEP teams to consider assistive technology devices when creating a student IEP. Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology In 1997, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 maintained the majority of its position. Under the reauthorized federal special education law (P.L....   [tags: Politics and Public Policy, IDEA]
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Morphological Use as an Indicator of Reading Disability - ... & Lambon Ralph, M. 2006). Phonological awareness is the ability to recognize that letters and sounds go together, as well as the ability to hear and understand the difference between sounds. It’s link to reading has to do with the ability to decode words by using their individual sounds ( Hogan,T., Catts, H., & Little T. 2005). The problem with only linking Phonology to reading is that other language processes are potentially being ignored. Hogan, Catts, and Little noted in their research that phonological awareness is a good predictor of later reading difficulties in kindergarten children that had not yet learned to read (2005)....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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Disability Discrimination Act - Disability Discrimination Act This act was passed in 1995. The disability act protects disabled people in: * Employment * Access to goods, facilities and services * The management, buying or renting of land or property * Education The DDA covers a disability which people: * Have now, * Had in the past (for example: a past episode of mental illness), * May have in the future (e.g.: a family history of a disability which a person may also develop), * Are believed to have (for example: if people think someone has AIDS)....   [tags: Papers] 1396 words
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Disability and the Theatrical Event - Disability and the Theatrical Event When I was 10, I was hit by a car. Actually, I was 9 years old, got hit by the car and turned 10 in hospital. I was walking home with my friends after school. It all happened in the blink of an eye. Someone was driving. Someone didn't look. Someone was careful but not careful enough. They ran. I waited. Not in the right place. And I was hit. Just like that. A piece of glass from the headlight pierced my skull and entered my brain. My brain was damaged....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 394 words
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raising a child with a disability - Raising a Child with a Disability: Journal Entry #2: Summary: This article mainly examines ways in which parents can deal properly with the news of being told that their child has a disability. There are a few stories in the article which emphasize the way the parents felt when they found out about their child’s disability. In most cases, the parents felt shattered, overwhelmed and completely shocked. The article explained that parents have an expectation of having that “perfect” child and when one is told that the child is not so perfect, their dreams and their lives become devastating....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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Learning Disability Dyslexia - Learning Disability Dyslexia Whether we graduate from highschool or college we all hope to find a challenging career that will propel us forward in today's society. For those suffering from dyslexia this only adds to the frustration and fears associated with seeking employment. Many adults with dyslexia or other forms of learning disabilities never disclose their disability in interviews or once employed for fear of being discriminated against. Several investigators have noted, however, that many persons with learning disabilities adjust well to the demands and complexities of adulthood....   [tags: Papers] 2682 words
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An Investigation Into Attitudes Toward Disability - An Investigation Into Attitudes Toward Disability In this report I will investigate peoples attitude towards disability in society today. Many people have different attitude toward disabled people. There are certain stereotypes that many people in society often link with disabled people. These are a few of those stereotypes: aggressive, tragic and in need of pity and receivers of charity. Some people see people with disabilities as incapable, inadequate and of low intelligence, a super crip, someone who is marvellous, exceptional or inspirational, a person who has courage and bravery, people that smile and are cheerful in the face if adversity or someone who is bitter with a chip on their shoulder....   [tags: Papers] 1802 words
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Rising Above My Disability - I, who thrive on responsibility and friendship, have the makings of an outstanding physician. A near straight-A student, I held several paid research internships and led a team to first place in a nationwide design contest. This semester, I won an unprecedented three national awards. But my teachers and mates may be surprised to find that my greatest achievements come from outside the classroom. Four years ago, I lay in a hospital bed, with grave head injuries. A high school freshman, I was the lone casualty of a one-car accident....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 716 words
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Non-Verbal Learning Disability - Non-Verbal Learning Disability Works Cited Missing When we think of communication, we tend to think of speech, but there is a lot more to it than verbal communication. Gesturing, tone of voice and facial expressions are all parts of communication that are not verbal. We may not even always realize how much of communication is non-verbal, because we normally don’t think about it that way. However, it would be nearly impossible to communicate without non-verbal communication. The areas of the brain that deal with speech and verbal communication are on the left side of the brain....   [tags: Research Disabilities Biology Essays] 1819 words
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Walk A Mile With A Disability - Walk A Mile With A Disability Disability Experiment As of 5:00 p.m. on October 1 I became a hard-of-hearing (as opposed to deaf) mute. I achieved the hearing impairment simply by wearing earplugs and became mute simply by not saying a word for the rest of that day, as well as the following morning. The first discovery that I made was that my family (and probably everyone else) listens to the television at a ridiculously loud volume. Even though both of my ear canals were blocked, I had no problems understanding what was taking place on the programs that we watched....   [tags: essays papers] 552 words
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Disability Case Study - Disability Issues in the Public Workplace Eloise, a supervisor at the Federal Administration Agency (FAA), was faced with trying to ensure productivity when one of her workers became ill, and was not maintaining her level of work. Brenda, who had been a computer programmer for the Management Information Systems Support Division of the FAA for nine years, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 1991. She left work immediately to have an operation and to start treatments. Brenda was supposed to return to work after the medical procedure so Eloise reached out to her in February....   [tags: essays research papers] 2331 words
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Having a child with a disability - When Andy was born I was the happiest woman on Earth. When I saw his beautiful face and his tiny body I cried, I will never forget that moment. We stayed in the hospital for three days. That first night back from the hospital Andy didn’t do anything but cry all night long. I did not know what to do, this was my first child, and I didn’t know how to calm him down. I called the Doctor and he explained to me that this was the normal behavior for a first born child, and he just needed to adjust to the new environment....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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Release of Information in Mental Health and Development Disability Cases - ... A patient’s medical record is property of the hospital or the facility that created the record. However, the information held in the record is the possessions of the patient, and a copy of the record (with a mental health or development disability case) can be released to the patient as long as he/she is twelve years old. Also a patient who is twelve years old has the power to consent to release information to a third party. The release of a health record, with a mental health or development disability issue, can be permitted to the patient’s legal guardian without the consent of the patient, if the patient is under the age of twelve years old....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Code of the Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights Breach - An examination of the disclosure of the names of providers who have breached the Code of the Health and Disability Services Consumer Rights, with a discussion of the consultation review report and case 06HDC15791. For this assessment all names have been removed or altered to protect the individuals involved which is in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 (Parliamentary Counsel Office [PCO], 2009). Privacy is a vital ethical issue and legal requirement, concerned with not just the keeping of ‘secrets’ but it is the foundation of respect (Polit & Beck, 2005)....   [tags: Ethics]
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Psychiatric Disability Training Needs for Rehabilitation Counselors - Psychiatric Disability Training Needs for Rehabilitation Counselors State and federal vocational rehabilitation agencies typical provide training for its counselors on various topics. People with psychiatric disabilities have one of the highest unemployment rates among the disable population. According to Lee, Chronister, Tsang, Ingraham, & Oulvey (2005) training rehabilitation counselors in how to effectively severe individuals with psychiatric disabilities is one area that rehabilitation counselors lack....   [tags: Psychology] 691 words
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Focusing on Ability Rather than Disability in the Classroom - While working with a frustrated student in my office, my son’s frustrated voice came back to me as I remembered trying to explain the phrase "when pigs fly” to my then first grade son. “Pigs don’t fly, Mom!” my son had screamed, “When do pigs ever fly?” He had overheard one of his classmates saying it and the phrase made no sense to him. “Mom”, he said in his no-nonsense way, “I explained to David he was incorrect in his use of that analogy, because pigs can't fly…they don't have wings.” My gifted son had been hurt and confused because David and his other classmates laughed at him; he didn't get why....   [tags: Teaching, Education]
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New Zealand's Strategy for Dealing with the Disabled - TITLE: The impact of disability is unique for each individual, and the NZDS New Zealand Disability Strategy is a collective response to minimise this: Introduction: This essay will discuss aspects of how people with disabilities are affected and how a disability impacts on a person as an individual, and how the uniqueness of a disability can make an individual feel excluded from participating in activities, if any limitations are apparent of performing the same activities other people. In New Zealand, the (NZDS) New Zealand Disability Strategy is one of our government strategies, to enable individuals to receive support and guidance through set objectives and codes such as the Human Rights Act 1993....   [tags: Disability, Handicapped] 2351 words
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Learning Disability Resourses for College Students - Learning Disability Resourses for College Students Trying to decide which college or university best suits them is challenging enough for the average student when applying to colleges. It is even more difficult for students with learning disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) due to their specialized concerns. Students with learning disabilities have to search for a school that has the usual opportunities and amenities that fit their personality while also providing the services required by their learning disability and style....   [tags: Disabilities Education School Essays] 2310 words
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Schools Equating Disability with Inability to Learn - Schools Equating Disability with Inability to Learn One need not consult a scholar of education to learn that each and every individual experiences the educational system in a different way. Most people would even be able to point to the factors that most influence our differences in the way we are taught--race, class, and gender. In focusing in on those three, however, some factors which are pretty influential are sometimes ignored. One of these is physical and other disabilities. In an interview with a disabled individual, “Phillip", I learned a number of things....   [tags: Education Disabilities Teaching Essays]
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Policy Impact Paper – Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) - ... Federal law requires this very strict definition of disability. Furthermore, certain other family members of a disabled worker can also receive money from the Social Security Administration ("Disability benefits," 2010). Secondly, to be eligible for SSDI, as previously mentioned, you must be disabled and you must be unable to engage in substantial gainful activity for 12 months and have earned sufficient credits based on taxable work to be "insured" for Social Security purposes. Credits are earned by the number of years you work and you can earn up to a maximum of four work credits each year....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, Harriet McBryde Johnson: Disability - ... She states that she asked him why disabled people were not included in his advertisements, and that he responded by saying that he didn’t want to imply that the product was only for disabled people. Her next line, “If you saw me pouring out puppy biscuits, would you think these kibbles were only for the puppies of the cripples?” is highly effective because it is simple and logical. The reader must consider what their reaction would be to a commercial that included a handicapped person. For instance, I imagined a Hillshire Farms meat commercial that featured a family, one family member residing in a wheelchair....   [tags: compare, contrast] 1916 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Contribution to Disability Awareness - My Contribution to Disability Awareness It's 8 o'clock in the morning and the corridors of Mill Road Elementary are busier than Grand Central Station. The only difference is that Mill Road students are about a foot shorter and ten times more energetic than your average Grand Central Station commuter. In comparison with the dorm room I have just left, these walls are papered with hundreds of drawings and paintings. The hallways could compete with any modern gallery in terms of sheer bulk and some critics might argue for their content as well....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 651 words
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College Admissions Essay - Selling Your Disability - Selling Your Disability to the Admissions Office "My father was an alcoholic, and I did anything I could to stay away from home. I chose that college because it was the farthest away. But I hated it there, and didn't do very well. Then I began to worry that I'd flunk out and have to go home, and of course my grades just got worse." "My mother was a drug addict. She did everything a person might do to get money for drugs....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 897 words
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College Admissions Essay: My Temporary Disability - My Temporary Disability "Go!" I was ahead of the others after clearing the first hurdle when something distracted me. I lost my concentration and didn't see the next hurdle. At the last second I attempted to jump over it. I was going too fast and hit the hurdle. My arms got caught beneath me when I landed. I immediately knew something was wrong. I was seeing white, but pushed myself up and finished the race. I was drifting in and out of consciousness on the way to the hospital. A nurse and some assistants put me on a stretcher, and carried me into the emergency room....   [tags: Personal Experience, Narratives, Sports, Disabili] 323 words
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Personal Narrative - Hit by a Car - The Living Shadow I want a lot, and there's a lot I don't. But I'd rather I not want at all. To want - such a human thing to do. You know, a trait of those organic markers who demarcate and deface—then there are those gray areas. Like an epidemic, the smears spread from one to another.. I apologize. I'm making the murky waters murkier. To elucidate: A yellowing calendar page materializes before my own eyes. As I ponder above the black-and-white chessboard splashed with gray, I glance as an inexplicable draft flattens the page momentarily over a dusty dividing line....   [tags: Injury Disability] 1549 words
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Effects of Labels in Special Education - ... Separate programs can damage a disabled students life for many years. A number of programs are putting “handicapped” children in classrooms with other students because they feel that there can be improved social skills and higher academic achievement. According to the readers digest, “Integrated setting have already proven successful in preparing severely disabled students to find competitive jobs” (Adkins, 1990). Each student has a special need at times and schools need to serve these particular needs in order for their education to be adequate according to standards....   [tags: Education, Mental Disability]
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Government's Responsibility to Help the Learning Disabled - Over 3.1 million people in Canada have a learning disability. Eventually 35 percent of our kids who do no receive help with their disability will drop out of high school; 2 percent will complete a year college program. What does the government do to help these kids with their learning problems. Nothing; and this need to change. Picture yourself sitting in a classroom. The teacher calls on you to read the first paragraph of chapter one. You look at the text and suddenly start seeing the words floating around and you’re stuttering on each word not knowing what you are reading, while on looking peers laugh and giggle at your every mistake....   [tags: learning disability, special education] 594 words
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The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - ... Out of this act, all individuals, not just the non-handicapped, would be entitled to a free and public education. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (42 U.S.C. § 1983) states that any program that receives federal funding, under no circumstances, can a person be denied an education because of their disability. A person, suffering from mental or physical impairments, must be allowed to experience the same and/or equal opportunities as those without impairments nor should additional fees be required by the school district because of their handicapping condition....   [tags: Health, Disability, Handicapped Children] 1092 words
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Disability as Power in the Works of Mary Duffy, Frida Kahlo, and Vassar Millar - Disability as Power in the Works of Mary Duffy, Frida Kahlo, and Vassar Millar (missing works cited) What do you do without either of your arms. What do you do for a living constrained to a wheelchair. What do you do without control over your own body. Many people in the world today spend their lives wishing things were not as they were, attempting to forget how they are, or trying to change how they are going to be. When "disabled" people succeed, it is commonly thought that those individuals are amazing for overcoming their disabilities and thriving in life....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2893 words
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Fighting Disability: The Issues Revolving the Social Consequences of Learning Differences - Fighting Disability: The Issues Revolving the Social Consequences of Learning Differences Learning differences have become an observed issue amongst teachers, parents, and mental-health professionals across America. Recently medical scientists have identified numerous different mental illnesses which range from simple dyslexia to bipolar syndrome. Amongst these professionals, there are many different theories questioning whether these illnesses should be treated, how they should be treated, and at what age children should receive such treatment....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Children with Learning Disabilities - Children with Learning Disabilities Do you know anyone who suffers from a learning disability. There are several disabilities out there, so chances are you must know someone who battles with the day-to-day hassles. But, are learning disabilities really a hassle. More often than not, this can be considered a misconception. Learning disabilities (LD) affect the way a person “of at least average intelligence receives, stores, and processes information” (NCLD 2001). This neurological disorder prevents children especially from being able to perform well academically....   [tags: Education Disability Essays]
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Employment of People with Disabilities - Employment of People with Disabilities Successful employment remains a critical issue for people with disabilities, although legislative mandates and a gradual change in attitudes across our culture have brought about some improvement. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has clarified the legal rights of both individuals with disabilities and employers; at the same time, however, both groups still face important issues in employment, such as the disclosure of disabilities and the provision of reasonable workplace accommodations....   [tags: Disability Work Working Essays]
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