Aging and Disability Worksheet Part I Essay

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Associate Program Material Aging and Disability Worksheet Part I Identify 2 or 3 issues faced by the aging population. 1. Ageism 2. Social isolation 3. Retirement Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. • What is ageism? How does ageism influence the presence of diversity in society? Ageism is a form of discrimination. Ageism is being prejudice against someone because of their age. Normally you will see this form of discrimination against the elderly, but this can happen to anyone at any age. You will normally see this type of discrimination in the work place. You will find that it is harder for on older person to find a job, because…show more content…
Part II Answer the following questions in 100 to 200 words each. Provide citations for all the sources you use. • What does the ADA provide for people with disabilities? The Americans with Disabilities Act provides civil rights to those who are disabled. The ADA guarantees equal opportunity to those individuals who are disabled in the work force and with the state and local government. The ADA will ensure that people with disabilities are not discriminated against when it comes to hiring, firing and advancements. The employer must provide certain accommodations for those with disabilities, but only if it does not cause them undue hardship. • How have people with disabilities been treated in the past? People with disabilities have not been treated fairly in the past. I believe that that those with disabilities have been treated worse than the elderly. They were not allowed to go to school with the normal kids; they were not allowed to work at most jobs. They were teased and made fun of, sometimes there were rejected by their own families. When they were in the mental hospitals they were treated very harsh, they sometimes had to go through shock therapy. Even though they are different types of disabilities, if was something that was noticeable you were treated different, as if you did not belong. • How has the attitude toward people with disabilities changed over time? There have been a lot of changes over time when it came to

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