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Social and Medical Disability Models - Introduction In this assignment, I aim to provide the reader with an overview of two prominent models of disability: the medical model and the social model. More specifically, I intend to outline the differences between these models, especially their theory and practice. Firstly, I will note the definition of what a model of disability is and point to its relevance in disability studies. I will also briefly examine the origins of both the medical and social models, but mainly outlining the contributions of their respective theoretical content and influence in society....   [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 - INTRODUCTION When a person is growing inside of the womb, he or she automatically possess unique gifts or talents that could potentially change the way of life. Blessed with all their beautiful bodily features that operate towards perfection, love and acceptance from their families, peer groups, and communities surround them. They gain respect as individuals and can make their own decisions in life. However, that is not the case with all people. Some were born with one or no limbs, and they cannot function properly without assistance....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2247 words
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Living with Disability - ... To get her point across and to appeal to the audience, Mairs uses emotion and ethics. Her emotional appeals can be seen in the first paragraph, where she talks about her disability. Writing about her disability touches the emotion of any able-bodied person. Mairs appeals to ethics by writing about her experience with an advertiser, prefacing it by saying, “I once asked a local advertiser why he didn’t include disabled people in his spots.” This alone brings up the ethics of choosing not to include people because of their disability....   [tags: A Disabled Perspective] 1645 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 - Literature Review Disabled people should be able to access all service providers, whether this would be in a place of work, place of education and a place of worship. The implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995 and then the 2005 Act, coming into effect from 2004 meant that churches are required by law to comply by making reasonable adjustments and not to treat disabled people unfairly (DDA 1995, 2005). This proved to be a challenge as reported by the BBC (2004) that many Church of England buildings are ancient and listed....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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A Forgotten Population: Seniors with Developmental Disabilities - According to Heller and Factor (as cited in Wood & Jackson, 2003) the number of “older adults age 60 and older who are diagnosed with mental retardation or developmental disabilities is expected to reach 1,065,000 by 2030.” In fact, “in the last 30 years, the life expectancy of people with intellectual disability has increased more dramatically than that of the general population” (Bigby, 2010). Doka and Lavin (2003) report that advances in medical care and a shift to deinstitutionalization have contributed to this increase in life expectancy for developmentally disabled adults....   [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 - Transitioning from high school to college is a rough time for anyone. There are tests to pass applications to fill out and scores to send in. An increasingly common graduation requirement is the achievement of passing scores on an exit exam, otherwise known as high stakes testing. Huge decisions have to be made by students graduating high school and they are even rougher for students with Learning disabilities. According to the No Child Left Behind Act, signed in by George W. Bush, schools are required to give these high stakes tests in order to document their academic progress....   [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 - Scientific evidence demonstrates that vaccine inoculation can cause complications including disability and death. What is causing this shift in immune-prophylaxis, from the initial goal of eradicating contagious diseases, to becoming a killer inoculation. Are we still free to defend and decide for our health, or is there a danger of government actions with mass- vaccination mandates. There is a justified alarming concern on vaccines, not only in the population worldwide, but also in the medical personnel....   [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 - Community Living Toronto is an organization that took place in 1948 to provide support for adults, youth, children and families with an intellectual disability by giving this group an accessible ways to fit into the community they live in. The agency’s mission is to “change the lives of people with an intellectual disability by giving them a voice and supporting their choices where they live, learn, work and play” (Community living Toronto, 2011). The program focuses on connecting individuals who has an intellectual disability in recognizing their “work, volunteer, leisure and recreational interests and goals” (Community living Toronto, 2011)....   [tags: Social Issues]
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Women and Disability: What They Have to Overcome - Women in today’s society are faced with many obstacles. When you include a disability in that, the struggles that are dealt with become even more enormous. Although there are various resources available, women with disabilities face higher poverty rates compounded with different forms of discrimination as well. The struggle as a woman without a disability is a very difficult one already, but when other factors are added, such as a disability and being poor as well, the struggles become overwhelming....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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The Individuals with Disability Education Act Policy - The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which is a supersession of the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 is a federal law which requires states and their school districts to provide individuals with disabilities a free and appropriate education. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. US Department Of Education (n.d.) The population that IDEA intends to effect is children between the ages of three and twenty one years of age who have a specific disability that has an adverse effect on the student’s performance....   [tags: Politics and Public Policy, IDEA]
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Morphological Use as an Indicator of Reading Disability - Introduction Children with reading disabilities differ from children that read typically in their use of morphological forms. This view has been supported by multiple studies that review the relationship between reading and morphology (Carlisle, J., & Stone, C. 2005; Nagy, W., Berninger, V., & Abbott, R. 2006; Reed, D. 2008; Kuo, L. & Anderson, R. 2006). Morphology has been linked to reading ability, as has phonology, for many years. Traditionally reading ability, or disability, is detected by the student’s strength with phonology(Crisp, J.& Lambon Ralph, M....   [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 - In the event of releasing any patient information it is important to make sure that all of your T’s are crossed and your I’s are dotted before the transaction is complete. However, because specialized patient records, such as Mental health or substance abuse cases, contain not only strictly medical information, but also therapeutic mental and emotional information, the release of this type of information could cause some damage to the patient (McWay, 2010, p. 227). This is why the release of information concerning this type of patient records is different from that of a patient record without delicate information in it....   [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) - What action do you or your family take if for some unfortunate reason you become injured, or come down with a serious illness and are unable to work. Because of your injuries or illness and the inability to work your financial resources are steadily being depleted due to your doctor bills, hospital bills, and plain old living expenses incurred by you and your family. Not to mention, you or your family possible have no one else you can turn to for assist to help you through your difficult times, and not even your employer has the capability to assist you....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, Harriet McBryde Johnson: Disability - What comes into one’s mind when they are asked to consider physical disabilities. Pity and embarrassment, or hope and encouragement. Perhaps a mix between the two contrasting emotions. The average, able-bodied person must have a different perspective than a handicapped person, on the quality of life of a physically disabled person. Nancy Mairs, Andre Dubus, and Harriet McBryde Johnson are three authors who shared their experiences as physically handicapped adults. Although the three authors wrote different pieces, all three essays demonstrate the frustrations, struggles, contemplations, and triumphs from a disabled person’s point of view and are aimed at a reader with no physical disability....   [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 - Introduction Attitudes toward students who are enrolled in special education are upsetting and the labels that are placed upon these students are appalling and mistaken. Labeling does affect the perception of these exceptional children. A lack of data appears in the effects of labels on teachers, adults, children and high school students. Observations and research techniques are used to make a conclusion that labeling is presented and determined in a wrong way. Labeling in schools has brought bullying and uneducated information to many people especially those in the Special Education spectrum....   [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 - Prior to 1975, educational options for a child living with a mental or physical disability were limited. The family of the handicapped child was most likely forced down an path that lead to the institutionalization of the child and distancing the child from the benefits of receiving a free and public education. It was after federal legislation passed the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. § 1983) that monumental changes began to develop that allowed a better understanding of the needs and capabilities of people with various handicapping conditions....   [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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Learning Disabilities and Career Development - Learning Disabilities and Career Development The lifelong process of career development poses special challenges for people with learning disabilities (LD). Although the career development of individuals with disabilities is not widely discussed in the literature, key pieces of legislation enacted or reauthorized in the 1990s—Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Rehabilitation Act (now Title IV of the Workforce Investment Act)—have helped increase the numbers of individuals with LD in postsecondary education and the awareness of their needs in the workplace (Hitchings and Retish 2000)....   [tags: Education Employment Disability Essays]
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Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education - Students with Disabilities in Career and Technical Education Career and technical education (CTE) can provide significant benefits to students with disabilities. CTE teachers need to be aware of the rights of students with disabilities and of the planning process involved in meeting their needs. In addition, CTE teachers must know what role they play both in planning and in providing instruction. CTE teachers often need background information on the details of disabilities and the accommodations required....   [tags: Education Disability Educate Essays]
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Learning Disabilities - Learning Disabilities      When a child doesn’t seem to be learning, some teachers and parents in his/her life might criticize the child and think of them as stupid, or maybe just too lazy to want to learn. What they don’t realize is that the child might have a learning disability. But how are these children being helped. There are many programs, special schools and facilities, home teaching methods and many other ways in which children with Learning Disabilities are being helped. There are many different types of learning disabilities; the most common ones are dyslexia and attention deficit disorder....   [tags: Disability children Learn Education Essays]
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Inclusion in the Classroom - Inclusion in the Classroom Inclusion in classrooms is defined as combining students with disabilities and students without disabilities together in an educational environment. It provides all students with a better sense of belonging. They will enable friendships and evolve feelings of being a member of a diverse community (Bronson, 1999). Inclusion benefits students without disabilities by developing a sense of helping others and respecting other diverse people. By this, the students will build up an appreciation that everyone has unique yet wonderful abilities and personalities (Bronson, 1999)....   [tags: Education Teaching School Essays Disability]
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Inclusion of Children with Disabilities - Inclusion of Children with Disabilities Along with many other topics of special education, the topic of inclusion has been surrounded by uncertainty and controversy for as long as the concept has been around. This controversy may stem from the fact that inclusion is expensive and experts disagree about how much time disabled students should spend in regular classrooms (Cambanis, 2001). Although this topic is controversial, it cannot be ignored. Inclusion will, at some point, affect 1% of all children born each year, who will have disabilities and the families and educators they will come in contact with (Stainback, 1985)....   [tags: Education School Special Disability Essays]
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Interpretation in The Deaf Community - The use of psychological therapy or what is sometimes referred to as “talk-therapy” has proven to be effective in helping many people cope with life issues. For most hearing people, once the decision to seek help is made, it is a simple matter of showing up to a therapy appointment or walking into a clinic and asking for help. However, for the Deaf culture finding accessible and Deaf-friendly services can be a challenge producing little results. Currently this issue is addressed through the use of interpreters who facilitate communication between a hearing professional and Deaf person....   [tags: Disability Therapy]
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Genetic Testing and Reproductive Freedom - ... In this regard deaf people may welcome the birth of a deaf child (Devlieger, Rusch & Pfeiffer 2003). It has been an assumption of many people that, at the very least, we may use our reproductive freedom to avoid bringing into existence disabled people, giving the lower quality of life they can be expected to have. Some maintain that we have a duty to avoid bearing disabled people into existence. On this view, any moral right to reproduction freedom does not include a right to knowingly or negligently to bring into existence a seriously diseased or disabled person....   [tags: Genetic Engineering]
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Due to the issues, challenges, and language assessments: when do English language learners need to be placed in special education - Due to the issues, challenges, and language assessments: when do English language learners need to be placed in special education In the United States, there has been an increase in in the number of children from Spanish speaking backgrounds. The English Language Learners or commonly known as ELL’s are being placed in Special Education without properly being tested for a learning disability. However there are a large number of ELL’s with learning disabilities in elementary grades that truly have a learning disability and are over looked....   [tags: Special Education ]
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What is Reasonable Accommodation Under ADA - Reasonable Accommodation The Americans with Disability Act of 1990 (ADA) was put into force to protect employees from discrimination with disabilities in the area of employment. A person with a disability can be defined under the ADA as someone who has a physical or mental impairment which considerably limits one or more of major life activities. “It has been estimated that nearly one in five Americans has one or more physical or mental disabilities”(law book pg115). The ADA federal law requires that employers with 15 or more employees not to discriminate against applicants and current employees with disabilities and, when needed, provide reasonable accommodations to these individuals who are more than qualified to work....   [tags: U.S. Law] 1293 words
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