Two years ago, my friend had a car accident and he lost his eyesight completely. I interviewed my friend by phone in India. He is a 25 year old man who is my family friend and has been my friend since childhood. He is a very kind hearted person.
The article “introducing disability Studies” by Ronald J. Berger was an eye opener in uncovering the past history of negative stigma associated with having a disability. Through history people have felt the need to stare at people with disabilities or to turn away in fear of maybe contracting the “disease”. This negative attitude was positively reinforced by ordinances such as the Chicago “ugly law” in which a person with physical deformities would have to pay a fine for simply being too “disgusting” looking to other citizens. This law was in place from 1880 to 1973, which is pretty recent in history. However there are positive glimpse in history when it came to uncovering and defining disabilities. Men like Leo Kanner and Asperger have dedicated
There are several legal and social foundations that are related with the Individuals with Disabilities Act. (Legal: constitution, 10th and 14th amendment) social foundations (what people thought about disabilities in the past) connect Willowbrook, early researches from 17-1800.
Disability simulation is the process where an able-bodied individual assumes a position of the person with disability to try and understand what really happens in the life of a person with disability. It is offers experience that allows one to learn more about people living with disability and hopefully treat them better; have a change of perception. It gives ‘first hand’ experience on how life of person with disability really is. A day alternating as a person on the wheelchair and as assistant had so much to offer as will be illustrated below.
REPORTER: The reporter/ Care Manager (Linda) called with concerns for the victim, Gary. Gary utilizes a wheelchair and he can not walk a long distance; Gary can perform his daily ADL’s. Lisa lives in the household with Gary, and she is his caretaker. The reporter went to visit the home today (03/09/2016) and noticed that the victim was outside in the road sitting in a chair with a shoes or a shirt on. Gary reported that Lisa (medical POA/daughter) put him out of the home. Gary and Lisa got into an argument because Gary accused Lisa of taking his 1600 dollars. Gary reported that Lisa didn’t purchase him any diapers or any other necessities; Lisa didn’t buy him anything. Gary said Lisa got into his face and he pulled her hair. The reporter spoke
Disability, defined in the dictionary, is a condition caused by an accident, trauma, genetics or disease which may limit a person's mobility, hearing, vision, speech or mental function. There are many different ways disabilities can manifest themselves. One may be born with a disability such as Downs Syndrome or autism or you can acquire the title throughout life such as being involved in an accident which may confine you to a wheelchair. These examples show the wide range of people branded with the label of “disable” mentally or physically, sometimes even both. Unfortunately, through no fault of their own, these people are labeled as deviants in todays society. We can argue that this is an Issue of a stigmatizing label being imposed on a group of people. In response to being stigmatized, the disabled and their sympathizers, have formed social movements to come together and fight the insensitive and unnecessary
Diversability is an advocacy organization providing a voice for disabled students on campus. During this awareness event, students went through simulations to experience the affects of disabilities. The first simulation exhibited dyslexia through a game where everyone was given a letter and had to arrange themselves into a phrase in a set time. The phrase was written backwards in incorrect order, making it difficult to understand and organize.
Learning disabilities are becoming more and more common as the years go on. According to the life span development book “of all the children in the United States, thirteen percent from three to twenty-one years of age in the United States received special education or related servers in 2011-2012.” That is three percent higher than the amount of people with learning disabilities from 1980-1981. Studies have been and continue to be conducted to determine why learning disabilities are becoming more prevalent in American in recent years.
I get really passionate when talking about topics like this one because I’m an immigrant so sometimes I feel discriminated against and I feel the pressure of society upon me when I have to change some of my cultural patterns in order to fit in into this new society. To be honest, volunteering in general and doing service-learning projects like this one help me fulfill a lot of personal goals. I’m into social justice, in fact, I want my master’s in either social justice or human rights. Therefore, this project gave me more social understanding because people who suffer these types of diseases, consequently, suffer physical impairment. This project made me understand that they don’t suffer disability; rather, disability is a social construct.
I chose to do this reading response on Valle’s article on rethinking disabilities. This piece begins by talking bringing up the notion that when one reveals that they are a special education teacher, instantly they are looked at and thought about differently. Next, the piece goes on to discuss the medical model of disabilities, which is basically the same process as going to the doctor when you are sick, being examined, prescribed a treatment, and finally schedule a follow-up visit. The chapter continues by discussing how disability can be look at as a social construction. The origin of normal, and the increase of normal in schools is discussed next. The IQ test and intelligence tests in general are the main focus of this section, especially
The facts of the case were reviewed. Mr. Harris testified that he suffers from mental stress. Mr. Harris testified that he has frequent pain in his left knee. Further, Mr. Harris testified that the surgery on his left knee is causing problems with his ability to walk, stand, stoop, and bend. Mr. Harris stated that his doctor told him he should be considered permanently disabled due to the problems he’s enduring with his knee.
1. A person who was experiencing vision disability would undergo a biological, psychological, and sociological assessment. It will be a necessity to evaluate the client’s thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and social environment, all of which plays a serious role in one’s human functioning in situations regarding health issues. Through a biological process the objective would be to define the client’s physical changes to conclude what physical items are involved. It serves as a blue print if you will. The psychosocial perspective does not have anything tangible to point at, yet we can see its contribution to the matter by a way of connecting the client’s conscious thoughts to his social conditions (Weidig & Michaux, 2015). Noticeably, the client is showing various signs of visual disability. It is
After reading about the case study method and disability perspective, I can visualize the power behind using case studies and participatory research methods. The paradigm shift from a model of disability to the social model is certainly intriguing. Society has long characterized people with disabilities as weaker and in need of medical care which led to these individuals being isolated and ignored. However, viewing these citizens as an oppressed minority who are products of the interactions between people and their environment switches the therapeutic approach to one of social justice. This paradigm shift changes the way we study disabled citizens. They are no longer something to be fixed, but individuals that can contribute to research studies,
In reviewing the required videos and reading on low incidence, there were a large range of how it affected individuals are processed by individuals without disabilities, these videos demonstrates what it is like to try to be normal with a disability. The first video called, Autistic Basketball Player,” presented an enlighten outcome, that people should not assume that individual with disability are not able to contribute to a job or sport. Jason Mcelwain’s a young man with Autism that id given to chase an individual with a disability self-worth is just as valuable as the rest of the team when it come to sport. The second video called, “Breaking Barriers of Autism: The power of Kindness and friendship present how individuals with disabilities are able to leap bounties id one person will acknowledge them. In his lecture he was able to present insight on how lonely it is on another side of the disability spectrum.