The Americans With Disabilities Act Essay

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The Americans with Disabilities Act was put in place in 1990 in the United States to help this oppressed population. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, State and government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation. It also mandates the establishment of TDD/telephone relay services. The This Act protects the disabled populace, by law; they cannot be discriminated against because of their disability; if a person files a lawsuit and the court rules in their favor, there is a hefty fine incurred. If the ADA is violated, remedies for such violations must occur, such as, promotion, restored benefits, reasonable accommodation, attorneys ' fees, expert witness fees, and paying court costs. Doling out money is not the best way to fight injustice. However, in filing a lawsuit, the injustice is fought on the macro-level of social work, in doing so persons with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities tell their narrative. Thus, fighting the injustices that surround stereotypes, prejudice, discrimination and oppression on the individual (micro) and community/ immediate environment (mezzo) levels of social work.
Narrative therapy provides the practitioners with therapeutic techniques to challenge the way that individuals interpret and make sense of their lives. When using this technique, individuals attempt to understand their lives by…

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