In the two articles, “Becoming Disabled” by Rosemarie Garland-Thompson and “The Disremembered” by Charles Leadbeater, both authors write about the differently abled throughout society. Garland-Thompson and Leadbeater both want the differently abled community to be treated more appropriately in society by delivering evidence through depicting a specific audience and providing details of their own personal lives to better the differently-abled community.
In her essay, “On Being a Cripple”, Nancy Mairs, an essayist with multiple sclerosis, writes about her experiences with her disease. She wants her audience of able-bodied people to stop pitying towards disabled people and instead show acceptance. Mairs achieves her purpose by presenting herself as similar and relatable to her able-bodied audience with many anecdotes and a blunt tone. This discussion of her condition removes the discomfort about disabilities felt by her audience and allows for them to accept disabled people. While Maris’s primary audience is an able-bodied person who supports disabled people, other readers, like someone with her condition, may be drawn towards this essay as well. Unlike an able-bodied person, a disabled person
People with disabilities are part of the society; Are present in any area of human endeavor. The worst maltreatment suffered by individuals with disabilities is that they are not seen, with exceptions, like any other person. Disability is not a characteristic of the subject, but the result of their individuality in relation to the demands that the environment poses. The type and degree of disability that the person suffers from prevents them from using their resources autonomously, being forced to look for other alternatives to meet his essential needs. People with disabilities, in fact, in everyday life, are not like other people: they have limitations and problems that do not affect ordinary people in the same way. The aspect that matters is that these people, with their limitations, have the right as all to the maximum development of all their potentialities.
In the video “Inclusion, belonging, and the disability revolution” (TEDTalks, 2014), speaker Jennie Fenton opens with describing situations where people with disabilities are segregated and excluded from their communities, sent to live together away from society, or even treated as lesser humans. She then proceeds to introduce her family, including her six-year-old daughter that was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Jennie admits to previously having negative or frightened thoughts about having a child with a disability, but with her “seven realizations,” she learned that her daughter was merely on a different path than others, but that no one should ever feel broken or not a whole person (TEDTalks, 2014). After she explains that there are roughly one billion people with a disability throughout the world, Jennie states that she believes in possibility over disability. If a person’s
What comes into one’s mind when they think of a disabled person? Most people feel pity and embarrassment, and feel these disabled people are nothing but useless. In “Disability,” writer Nancy Mairs discusses the experience of being a disabled person in a world focused on strong and healthy people. The danger in this single story is that people with disabilities are discriminated against and put away with forgotten care. Mairs states, how debilitated individuals are continually barred, particularly from the media. People with disabilities are the same as the average American person, but because they are disabled, they are seen as meaningless human beings and
Some family have stereotypical ideas about disabled, but for Amy Purdy and her family that motivate them to live their lives beyond their limits. Although, she lost some parts of her body. For example, she lost both her legs below the knees, the spleen, kidneys. Unfortunately, she became unable to hear in her left ear. Another person who born with disability, Maysoon Zayid which is cerebral palsy. However, she did not give up for this so she worked hard and persevere to get a scholarship which was from Arizona State University. From Amy Purdy and Maysoon Zayid, we learn that facing problems forces us to get creative, and we should be optimistic when we want to change a critical situation.
One of my focus areas for this year was and continues to be around helping teachers become more familiar with the multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) process. It is very defeating to have a student referred to special education without any intervention strategies in place. My long-range goal is to develop lifelong learners, but to achieve this I have several short term goals in place. My performance target is currently to have appropriate MTSS plans written for students who need academic and/or social emotional support. I appreciated what Richard Sagor wrote about long-range goals. He specifically pointed out that long-range goals are difficult but important because “if we do not deliberately focus on something and measure our progress toward its attainment, it is unlikely to receive the attention it deserves” (Sagor, p. 49). I am hoping that my short-term goal helps me demonstrate growth on my long-term
They have so many abilities and it make me sad that people just see them for the disability when there are so many parts to them just like us. One thing does not define a person. I told Sara when we went to watch the basketball tournament that I love people with disabilities and can spend all day with them and not get easily annoyed. I have had quite a bit previous experience with individuals with disabilities. I love to work with them, yes it can be hard, but the hard times are worth it when you see them get one step closer to their goal. All the hard times, frustration, and headache is worth it to see their reaction and joy once they overcome a step.
The individuals shown in the video with multiple disabilities have difficulties communicating in the normal ways, instead they use nonverbal movements or behavior to disseminate information. These unique methods include behaviors, gestures and other means of expressing themselves. Since they are nonverbal, these are the only ways they have to communicate. Furthermore, they must have close bonds with others in order to be understood. This is accomplished by the time consuming process of establishing a relationship between client and caregiver, which provides them with a means to communicate through their own special way.
However, the characters’ views of disability still evince complex, mixed emotions of disability. They do not fit easily within one specific era, instead looking ahead to the future, back at the past, and engaging with the present.
In the history of Special Education Laws the researched information provided ample support for the assertion of landmarks. The laws heighten the justification and control court cases of the public schools and Special Education. The evolutionary development and diversification of discriminator cases about students with disabilities has changed the circumstances of the public schools and special education. Especially, the important views of the people in different court cases that battle with the conflict to become a thriving participate in todays society. In reviewing the videos, they depict the personal issues of how frustrated parents and students are trying to fight for the quality of Special Educational Systems to enforce the rights and laws of students with
The people with disabilities were the driving force behind the plot, which informed about their experiences with restraint and seclusion. Their experiences were overwhelmingly negative but positivity showed behind their courage to speak out to inform the public about the harsh realties involved with seclusion and restraint. The people with disabilities were portrayed as strong individuals who overcame their negative experiences. I would be proud to be involved in the film because of the courage involved in telling a personal and traumatizing story in order to inform others.
People with disabilities are capable of doing the same activity as a person who is perfectly healthy. A physical deformity should never define the outlook of an individual’s life. Jim MacLaren, a man who became disabled at the age of twenty-two, learned to live with his disability. Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah was born disabled and became successful. Jim MacLaren and Emmanuel Yeboah won many awards and inspired change for disabled people. The two men have different disabilities, but they both have made a positive impact on the world because of their disability.
In the video they follow a man who has a spinal cord injury and how he gets around in the community now that he is wheelchair. The man discus how things are different for him now that he is in the wheelchair. Now when he goes out with friends he needs to know if the places a wheelchair assessable, do they have ramps, and where the bathrooms are located. He knows when he goes out he have to consider the fact many people will just look over him. When shopping for clothes he don’t fit into most dressing rooms. He also points out that taking public transportation is easier for people in wheelchairs now that buses have ramps. Seeing this video made me consider more things people in wheelchairs deal with. Seeing how he is able to get himself in and
In this History of Social Work video I couldn’t believe how the government never really took a step in. in order to help all the unemployed and homeless people in time of great need but instead they were federally funding other things that in my opinion weren't as important as the unemployed and homeless. The situation was so bad that it lead loss of homes, loss of families, suicide and starvation. And once the government started helping people they became dependent. Instead of going out and looking for jobs while receiving welfare they just depended on it. Which was opposite of the objective that the government had proposed. I feel people should have worked hard to find jobs and we could avoided that whole gap between the rich and the poor