Social Inclusion Of Disabled Children Research Paper

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Although I did not know what it was specifically, I was well aware of my epilepsy for more than a decade before I sought help. The major reason was to avoid obtaining a label, as I believed it would have affected my schooling and future life. Similarly, many students with disabilities also hide their condition from others, similarly to avoid disclosing their label (Erevelles & Minear 2010, p. 136; Peters 2010, p. 595). In accordance to my belief, research has shown that teachers do not see the inclusion of disabled children into normal schooling as appropriate, and have been reported resisting this process (Allan 2010, p. 610). Notably, the degree to which a disabled person is seen as a non-effective worker is the degree to which they are denied …show more content…
Correspondingly, social exclusion frequently occurs for disabled people, such as from being absent of employment, and often disabled people only have their family as their main supporting social network (Joly & Venturiello 2012, p. 334; O’grady et al. 2010, pp. 265-29; Wynne & McAnaney 2009, p. 95). Another facet of being disabled, which I too have experienced, is being regarded as public property - where doctors and other healthcare professionals feel as though they know the patient’s condition, quality of life, and level of happiness better than the patients themselves (Edwards 2013, pp. 189-191; Tomlinson 2006, p. 30). Conversely, is has been found that disabled people often report higher levels of happiness than what objective assessments identify (Edwards 2013, pp. 191-192). Remarkably, I too feel that after several years adjusting to my condition, I am happier than what I was prior to my …show more content…
We have seen that disability is rooted in social structures including capitalism and media. We have identified risk as one of many barriers that have limited my opportunities and social inclusion. Additionally, transitions into adulthood, such as acquiring employment, has been identified as one of many limited opportunities disabled people face. We have seen how disability has removed many of my identities, whilst also becoming formed as an identity for me and many other people with disabilities. Likewise, epilepsy has also been developed as a part of my identity. Through exploring education and employment chances for people with disability we find justification for why I withheld disclosing my condition during education and the effects of having a disability during employment. We have analysed the extent of social exclusion, and feelings of being public property. The conflict between masculinity and disability was explored, as well as the effects of losing physical activities and sports from my identity. Finally, we examined how I, like most disabled people, have lost consumerism as an

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