Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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  • Unit 517 Lead Person-Centred Practice Case Study

    Bronwen Dalton Unit 517 Lead person- centred practice Understand the theory and principles that underpin person-centred practice Outcome 1. 1.1 Explain person-centred practice Person-centred practice is made up of a group of approaches, which are made to assist someone, to plan their life and the support that they want and require. Person-centred practice ensures that the individual concerned is at the heart of any decision making. This practice is more likely to be used when an individual has disabilities, or requires long term care and person-centred practice can help the service user to maintain and improve a level of independence, while receiving the best possible level of care. Talerico et al (2003) identifies some essential areas of person-centred care: For carers to get involved in the service users life, so they are able to understand them better and get to know their personalities. Therefore they will be able to empathize with them more. When care is being established for the individual concerned, their needs, preferences and requirements must be addressed. Seeing the service user as a biopsychosocial (sees individuals lead a biological, psychological and social dimension to their life) human being.…

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  • Ob Health And Social Care Case Study

    Introduction Luke Dobson is a 43-year-old man with severe learning disabilities and epilepsy. He has lived in a residential home for 10 years since his parents, who are now in their 70s, had difficulties in keeping him at home. However, they still visit Luke regularly and describe him as a ‘charming, strong and energetic man’. Luke cannot communicate verbally so he uses a mix of Makaton sign language and some of his own special signs. Unfortunately, one night Luke suffered a stroke and was…

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  • Section 504 Case Study

    Background Information Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was passed during the Civil Rights movement. The section served as an amendment to a document created by the Chicago Office of the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). The Vocational Rehabilitation and Other Rehabilitation Services, Section 794 provides individuals with disabilities, protection from discrimination within any organization or program that receives federal financial assistance. Before the Act, individuals were expected…

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  • Medical Case Study: Chevron Provider

    at Chevron found that Mario was suffering from a malfunctioning liver. Chevron withdrew the offer of employment because he was unable to process toxins in the plant environments due to the medical conditions would be exacerbated by continued exposure to toxins at the refinery. Mario discovered that he had Hepatitis C after he went for medical treatment. Hepatitis C is a disease that infects the blood stream and destroys the liver function in a person (White, n.d.). Mario continued to work for…

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  • Disability Movement Essay

    with disabilities were not always treated fairly or given equal opportunity. Activists around the world have worked together to achieve goals such as increased access to all types of transportation and a safer day to day environment. Equal opportunities in employment and education have been a big part of their efforts too. For many years, children with disabilities were many times segregated and not given an equal opportunity for a chance to learn and succeed in school. A disability should not…

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  • Personal Differences: My Knowledge And Goals Of Special Education

    Personal View of Special Education Paper The goal of education is to provide students with knowledge and skills so that they may be successful in their life. The goal of special education then, should be the same. Even though providing knowledge and skills to a student with a disability might look differently than to a student without a disability, the goal should remain the same. Before looking at the goals of special education we must first define what it is. Next we need to know what…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Inclusion And Least Restrictive Environment

    inclusion in education programs can sometimes be misunderstood. In simple terms, some may define it as simply including children with mental disabilities amongst children with non-disabilities. This isn’t completely wrong, but leaves out some…

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  • American With Disability Act And The American With Disabilities Act

    The American with Disabilities Act is a document that had been turned down by congress back in 1988. Congress felt that the original document must be re written and brought to their attention at a later date. As the years went on the document had been looked over and re written. Finally, the document was passed and signed in the White House on July 26, 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act was a document that many fought for. Parents of children with disabilities all banded together to stop…

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  • Social Justice For Persons With Disabilities

    Social Justice for Persons with Disabilities: CP Focused Persons diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy have faced prejudice, discrimination, stereotypes, and oppression for centuries. According to Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move. It results from damage to the developing brain either during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Cerebral palsy affects people in different ways and can affect body movement,…

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  • Shannon Carter Case Study

    Shannon Carter was in the private school system through the sixth grade. In 1983, when Shannon was 13 years old she entered the seventh grade at Timmonsville School. During her seventh grade year she performed poorly and she was tested twice for a potential learning disability. The tests reveal that she had some difficulties yet they were not severe enough to conclude that Shannon difficulties could be classified as a learning disability. Instead, according to wrightslaw.com “the school…

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