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    Disability Act Essay

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    The first disability act when into effect in 1973 and it helped to end discrimination of those that have a disability. This was the first time that people with disabilities felt that they had a voice and that their concerns were being heard. During the 1980's, the focus of the disabilities community was to make sure that the Regan administration did not get rid of the disability act or did not reduce the benefits that the ADA provided “The ADA established that the nation’s goals regarding individuals

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    However, not everybody sees this as a morally right act. Countless debates and questions have been sparked over the subject

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    Public awareness of and concern for persons with disabilities was virtually non-existent until the poliomyelitis epidemic during the mid-twentieth century focused attention on the plight of disabled Americans. As the epidemiology of the disease evolved, poliomyelitis, polio for short, evolved from a disease of poor immigrants, living in crowded, filthy conditions to an affliction that struck across the social strata affecting the middle and upper classes. Pervasive fear of polio and its consequences

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    Disability Rights

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    Illinois about people with disabilities to be treated equal since the early 1900’s. In fact, many organizations were created in Illinois to help enforce laws. For example, Disability Rights Bureau, American Civil Liberties of Illinois, Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, Chicago Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, and also including the Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is mention in this project. Today, many people with disabilities have more rights than they used to. Even after

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    examine the social and cultural models of disability that have been critiqued in recent disability studies scholarship because the social model omits disabled people and the cultural model disabled people do not need their own identity and they need to be included like the rest of us. By understanding why and how the social model and cultural model is being offered, why do people critique it and what are the negatives of it. The social model of disability excludes disabled people. Society excludes

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    Thomas and Smith (2009), examine definitions of disability, they put definitions of disability into two board categories: medical or social. The medical definitions are also called personal tragedy category definitions. The medical definitions of disability domi¬nated understanding about disability for most of the twentieth century, particularly in Western countries. It suggests that disability is an impairment that is owned by an individual and which results in a loss or limitation of function or

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    disabilities in america

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    Disabilities within the United States “The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it” -Chris Joseph This quote is exactly what I am going to describe to you. Everyone deserves to be treated the same way Just as we have had to accept people around the world that are different race. We also have to accept people who are suffering with mental disabilities. In this paper I’ll go over a few things that happened in the 20th century. These things made it, so people

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    Beyond the Disability

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    Mr. McGirr has worked tirelessly to raise support for individuals living with C.P., as well as other disabilities. It comes with unfortunate irony that he, a bastion of strength for the disabled community, has recently suffered his own physical trauma. It was just over a year ago that Mr. McGirr suffered a spinal injury that has left him in a wheelchair, as well as severely limiting the movement in his hands. During his six months in the hospital Mr. McGirr felt periods of great discouragement

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    Rights of the Disabled

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    Rights of the Disabled The Rights of People with Disabilities Many people with disabilities have been fighting for equal opportunities and equal treatment. Discrimination against people with disabilities was at an overall high but, in the last ten years new laws have been passed and equality is one step closer. Why disability rights? One man tells a story on why people with disabilities need rights and laws to get the same opportunities. Paul had been active in progressive politics for more

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    Physical Disability Essay

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    Physical disability spread through our society as such it forms part of our national culture. Rosenblum & Travis, 2012, posits “our inclusion of disability as a social construction may generate an intense reaction – many will want to argue that disability is about real physical, sensory, or cognitive differences, not social constructs”. (p. 5). Consequently, the American society comprises persons with various physical disabilities. It is from this background that the ensuing paper will present a

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