Beyond Disability

Beyond Disability

1 Aspects of intervention : consultation , care , help and support Ann Macfarlane Historical perspective For over 100 years disability has represented a culturally embedded and socially accepted form of oppression against disabled ...

Author: Gerald Hales

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0803979576

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This important text draws together a wealth of experience to present theoretical and practical insights into the way society intervenes in the lives of disabled people, and considers how resources could be used in ways that are more helpful and supportive. Stressing the social contexts within which disabilities become apparent, the contributors highlight two key points: disabled people have practical difficulties only in the area of life affected by their disability and in other respects are no different from anyone else; and they are handicapped not by the parameters of their disability but by the demands and attitudes of society. The contributors consider the position of people with specific types of disability, explore b
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Beyond Disability Etiquette Matters

Beyond Disability Etiquette Matters

Beyond Disability Etiquette Matters Workbook is a book that reiterates the necessity of inclusion and fair treatment of all persons with disabilities. It is a constant reminder of how anyone can experience a disability, ...

Author: Ellen L. Shackelford

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781493177080

Category: Reference

Page: 164

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There are many ways to open the door of inclusion. Explore these questions to find out how. What are your words saying? How do you respond to a person who has obvious difference than you? What do you do when physical barriers keep someone who uses a wheelchair from accessing a public facility? What do you do when disabilities are not obvious? How do you give assistance to a person with a disability? These are just some questions to raise your awareness of the many facets of disability! Have you ever been in a situation when you just didn't know what to do or say when interacting with a person who has an obvious disability and feel awkward? Let us show you how you can become more sensitive, knowing, and accepting of people with disabilities as we demonstrate through the stories and activities in Beyond Disability Etiquette Matters how to breakdown attitudinal barriers, and how to interact with people with disabilities in an inclusive way. You will discover how to use appropriate language, how to offer assistance, the myths and facts about perceptions about people with disabilities, the ten commandments of communicating, and how to focus on the person rather than the disability. Are you willing to promote change and omit attitudinal barriers, which will make you more confident and accepting of obvious differences? With the contents of this workbook, it will help you learn ways on how to understand meanings of words and implications. We will never be politically correct all the time, but with effort and willingness to learn, barriers can be broken! Ellen Shackelford and Marguerite Edmonds are two people with a great deal of personal experience and passion about educating the public regarding disability matters. Sign up for their newsletter at www.cacsllc.info.
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Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Constructive functional diversity: A new paradigm beyond disability and impairment. Disability and Rehabilitation 29, no. 20–21: 1625–33. Powell, M. 2002. Rhetorics of survivance. How American Indians use writing.

Author: Michele Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135743031

Category: Education

Page: 176

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What challenges are posed by changing transnational trends, agendas and movements that affect disabled people’s lives, and what can disabled people, their representative organisations and their governments do to advance the agenda for self-determination and inclusion? This book draws together the writing of academics and activists to depict the experience and perspective of disabled people in relation to a range of contemporary social changes, with a focus firmly on ways in which disabled people and their allies can act to counter disabling policies and practices. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on disabled people’s own voices and activism as the critical driver of theoretical critique and practical change. Chapters address a wide range of cultural, institutional and personal arenas to explore and contest the boundaries that disabled people seek to move beyond, from cross-border labour movements in Korea to experience of day services in England, from continuing and long-lasting realities of wars in Lebanon, Cambodia and Somalia to the beauty of harmony in Navajo traditions for understanding disability, from collective activism to individual participation in the Olympics. This book is recommended reading for students, researchers and activists interested in Disability Studies and is directly relevant to policy makers and practitioners in a position to reshape rights, spaces and innovations in response to the priorities disabled people feel and articulate are important for their lives. It was originally published as a special issue of Disability & Society.
Categories: Education

Social Work with Disabled People

Social Work with Disabled People

Beyond Disability, London: Sage. Fox, A.M. (1974) They get this training but they don't really know how you feel, London: RADAR. Friedlander, H. (1995) The Origins of Nazi Genocide from Euthanasia to the Final Solution, Chapel Hill: ...

Author: Michael Oliver

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350313279

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Having gone through 30 years of development, the new edition of this highly-regarded classic is the most trusted companion for understanding and promoting the potential for social work with disabled people. It offers readers a clear introduction to the core issues of disability alongside discussion and assessment of the social worker's role. Written by an experienced and highly respected team of authors, the book reflects: - The latest updates, developments and policy changes - The broad range of areas needing to be understood for informed practice - Recent changes to the focus of social work education and practice - The Social Model of Disability, encouraging debate about its role in social work - Developments for independent living - The heightened importance of safeguarding issues, giving attention to the topical issue of disabilist hate crime Accessible to a broad readership and respected by disabled people themselves, this text is the foundation for effective practice.
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Disability and Equality Law

Disability and Equality Law

And, indeed, a number of vocal disability rights advocates (who probably represent a minority of disability rights ... without setting a precedent that may be applied to scale back abortion rights in areas that go far beyond disability.

Author: ElizabethF. Emens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351569378

Category: Law

Page: 576

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the theoretical, practical and legal dimensions of equality for persons with disabilities. The issues covered include the central problem of defining disability and impairment; the dilemma of same versus different treatment; the balance between autonomy and external influence and support; linkages to other anti-discrimination categories such as race and sex; the place of disability theory within identity politics; and issues of life, death, and our most intimate relationships. The articles reflect a wealth of international viewpoints and interdisciplinary areas which include philosophy, economics, memoirs, cultural studies, empirical studies and legal scholarship. The selection also includes classic texts which set out foundational ideas such as the social model of disability or the goal of integration, alongside essays that critique these conceptual mainstays. This volume brings into sharp focus a wide range of contentious and complex issues in the field of disability studies and is of interest to researchers and students from a wide range of fields.
Categories: Law

Disability Rights in Europe

Disability Rights in Europe

Disability rights advocates and scholars, from a variety of disciplines, have amply documented the vital role of ... Disabled Children: Challenging Social Exclusion (Oxford, Blackwell Science, 1999); and G Hales (ed), Beyond Disability, ...

Author: Anna Lawson

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 9781841134864

Category: Law

Page: 323

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Recoge: 1. Human rights - 2. Anti-discrimination laws - 3. Achieving equality through law?
Categories: Law

Disability Avoidance and the Academy

Disability  Avoidance and the Academy

Madriaga, M. (2007) Enduring disablism: students with dyslexia and their pathways into UK higher education and beyond, Disability and Society, 22, 4, 399–412. Mason, R. (2014) Nicky Morgan to follow Gove policies on free schools and ...

Author: David Bolt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317511083

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or someone else’s domain. This collection explores how academic avoidance of disability studies and disability theory is indicative of social prejudice and highlights, conversely, how the academy can and does engage with disability studies. This innovative book brings together work in the humanities and the social sciences, and draws on the riches of cultural diversity to challenge institutional and disciplinary avoidance. Divided into three parts, the first looks at how educational institutions and systems implicitly uphold double standards, which can result in negative experiences for staff and students who are disabled. The second part explores how disability studies informs and improves a number of academic disciplines, from social work to performance arts. The final part shows how more diverse cultural engagement offers a way forward for the academy, demonstrating ways in which we can make more explicit the interdisciplinary significance of disability studies – and, by extension, disability theory, activism, experience, and culture. Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance will interest students and scholars of disability studies, education studies and cultural studies.
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Social Transformations in Chinese Societies

Social Transformations in Chinese Societies

Society and Politics in Hong Kong. Hong Kong: Chinese University Press. Leach, Bernard. (1996). “Disabled People and the Equal Opportunities Movement.” Pp. 88–95 in Beyond Disability—Towards an Enabling Society, edited by Gerald Hales.

Author: Yanjie Bian

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047408932

Category: Social Science

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The annual is a venue of publication for sociological studies of Chinese societies and the Chinese all over the world. The main focus is on social transformations in Hong Kong, Taiwan, the mainland, Singapore and Chinese overseas.
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Workmen s Compensation Board Reports

Workmen s Compensation Board Reports

102-O9-7560) QUESTION: Disability Benefits Law -- Failure to File Written Claim Within 26 Weeks of Commencement of ... Six Months of Onset of Disability -- Entitlement of Claimant to DBL Benefits for Six Weeks Beyond Last Payment of ...

Author: New York (State). Workmen's Compensation Board

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924054312685

Category: Workers' compensation

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Digest of decisions by Workmen's Compensation Board in selected cases, full text of court and board decisions under the Disability benefits law and Volunteer firemen's law, referee bulletins, interpretive bulletins and new rules and regulations.
Categories: Workers' compensation

Person to Person

Person to Person

perspective which extends beyond his or her particular area of expertise to incorporate an overall and holistic view ... People without disabilities often have difficulty in looking beyond a disability to recognise and be aware of the ...

Author: Lindsay Gething

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39076001838791

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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This reader-friendly guidebook will help you become more informed and more comfortable in your daily interactions with people who have disabilities. Clearing up myths and misconceptions, the authors give you accurate, up-to-date information on the causes, treatments, and issues unique to such disabilities as - cerebral palsy - epilepsy - hearing impairments - amputation - spinal cord injury - multiple sclerosis - blindness - and more In this third edition, you'll also find new chapters on acquired brain injury and mental illness, as well as broader coverage of international issues.
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