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Power Point #1

by: Lenna Neff
Lenna Neff
Penn State
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Disability Culture
Bethanne Woodhouse

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Consolidation of Power Point #1 - What Is Disability?
Disability Culture
Bethanne Woodhouse
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This 3 page One Day of Notes was uploaded by Lenna Neff on Thursday September 25, 2014. The One Day of Notes belongs to 100 at Pennsylvania State University taught by Bethanne Woodhouse in 2014. Since its upload, it has received 74 views. For similar materials see Disability Culture in Education and Teacher Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

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Date Created: 09/25/14
POWER POINT 1 WHAT S SAlL l Y Objectives Critically analyze the concept of normalcy Analyze definitions of disability Evaluate the impact of disability definitions on individuals What is normal Which is a synonym for normal perfect average flawless or none of these Defining normalcy Characteristics to be judged Environment in which the characteristic appears Individuals who are making the judgment Normalcy Definition of exclusion Absence of deviance illness or disability What is the problem with this approach to defining normalcy Assessing normalcy Value judgments Environment Who is judging and what are their motives Purpose of assessment Diagnostic tools systems It is possible for a person to have more than one disability Yes How is disability defined A broad concept defined differently by different agencies and laws Definitions relate to the purpose and needs of the agency or law Definitions have evolved and changed over time ADA definition of disability American Disability Association Physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more life functions Record of such impairment Regarded as having such an impairment o More broad and expansive than SSA 0 Designed to protect civil rights of those who may be discriminated against due to health disability 0 Defined PWD as largest minority group in America RSA definition of disability Rehabilitation Services Administration The Rehabilitation Services Administration RSA oversees grant programs that help individuals with physical or mental disabilities to obtain employment and live more independently through the provision of such supports as counseling medical and psychological services job training and other individualized services RSA39s major Title I formula grant program provides funds to state vocational rehabilitation VR agencies to provide employmentrelated services for individuals with disabilities giving priority to individuals who are significantly disabled SSA definition of disability Social Security Administration Defies disability based on one s inability to work as a result of a medical condition that will last for at least a year or lead to death Used to determine who may be eligible for disability benefits Categories of Disability Physical Developmental Sensory AOD Providing categories Provide benefits and services Establish policies Determine eligibility Reimbursement Advocacy legislative initiatives Identity issues Treatment and management Risks of categorizing Does not represent full reality Increase potential to stereotype Loss of individuality Emphasis on pathology Negates selfidentity Implied etiology Disability Rights Activists Physical andlor medical conditions are differences and part of normal aspect of human variation Disability is defined by social prejudice and environmental barriers that limit the potential of individuals who are physically different Definitions Rehabiitation process of helping people with disabilities to lead integrated productive lives Disability physical or mental impairment that limits an individual s functioning Handicap a barrier that limits or prevents fulfillment of a role as the result of a disability considered appropriate Functional limitation any restriction or lack of ability resulting from an impairment to perform an activity considered normal for a person Etiquette Individuals with disabilities are people Individuals with disabilities are whole people They expect to be treated with the same dignity and respect that you do Just because someone has a disability does not mean helshe is disabled Examples 1 Never assume many people identity these individuals as having an intellectual disability or are mentally ill Make sure to be patient in finding out which communication method works best for them 2 Wheelchair a person s wheelchair is part of their personal space Never move lean on rock or touch it without permission It is rude and can be dangerous Hearing do not shout unless they request you to Make your lips visible 4 Visual when walking with someone with a visual disability offer them your arm for guidance They will usually stay a half step being you to anticipate curbs and steps U3


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