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    Throughout history, society has attempted to define where disability belongs within the social order based upon societal interpretation of disability, political context, and economic context. Holistically, the view and stigma of disability altered through three distinct phases. The earliest thinkers subscribed to a spiritual model in which disability was believed to be some form of moral punishment. The onset of the Age of Enlightenment, rather, valued empiricism and experimentation above supernatural

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    Experiences with Disability Introduction… Disability is prominent in our society and it is important that we live and work in communities that are inclusive to those with limitations, and provide necessary supports to them. As a young adult I have learned and experienced more about disability than when I was younger. I have gained the most knowledge about disability through university classes, but there have also been times growing up where I encountered individuals with various disabilities, either through

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    Disability sports was initially created to help rehabilitate war veterans, since then it has become extremely popular and occurs across the globe. Historically, disability sports has not received very much attention, the problem is that we don’t have enough organized programs for the younger generations. There are plenty of after-school programs out there for able-bodied children, such as football or soccer, but there is a considerable lack in the amount of programs for disabled children, accessibility

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    individuals with physical disabilities require more specific nursing care, whether it is in a hospital setting or out in the community. According to the Physical Disability Council of North West Sydney (2009), "physical disability pertains to total or partial loss of a person’s bodily functions (ex. walking, gross motor skills, bladder control etc.) and total or partial loss of a part of the body (ex. an amputation)". John Hopkins University states, “physical disabilities result from congenital conditions

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    Disability Awareness Simulation Paper 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

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    Disability And Disability

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    When I see people around me with some sort of disability, I begin to call them by that disability. For example, there was a girl at my high school who was a quadriplegic, so she was restricted to a manual wheelchair throughout the school day. I, along with many of my classmates, would often refer to her as “the girl in the wheelchair” so she was easy to find in a crowd. Another example of a time that I found myself referring to someone by their disability is when I used to watch my best friend’s autistic

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    The Stigma of Invisible Disabilities Invisible disabilities are exactly what they seem to be: hidden from view. Invisible disabilities come in almost endless varieties, including mental illnesses, HIV, AIDS, diabetes, learning disabilities, epilepsy, and more. While there may be visible components to these disabilities, all of them can be virtually invisible and “hidden” from view. People often make assumptions based on what is visibly seen, so when someone is suffering from something invisible

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    Models of Disability

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    Models of Disability Disability is a human reality that has been perceived differently by diverse cultures and historical periods.  For most of the 20th century, disability was defined according to a medical model. In the medical model, disability is assumed to be a way to characterize a particular set of largely static, functional limitations. This led to stereotyping and defining people by condition or limitations.  World Health Organization (WHO) – New definition of Disability In 2001, the

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    Neurological Disability

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    Regardless of what one's kryptonite is, everyone has something to offer the world. Rather than focus on someone's disabilities we should be celebrate and foster the growth of their abilities, as that is how we can close the gap. At six years old I was diagnosed with multiple, severe learning disabilities. The main concern of my parents, teachers, and doctors was Dysgraphia, a neurological disability that affects my ability to physically write. I attended weekly Occupational Therapy sessions, where for three

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    Related Disabilities

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    Lerner, J. & Johns, B. (2015) Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities. Stamford: Cengage Learning. 432- 457 Some students with learning disabilities have no issues with reading or writing, it is math that is their enemy. Students who have been tested and receive special education services for math will either have math calculation or math reasoning ruling or both. Because we live in a world that revolves around using math every day, it can be extremely challenging for those who have

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