Disability Discrimination Act 1995

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    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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    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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    The Disability Act 2005 The Disability Act, 2005, which became law on 8 July, 2005, puts significant obligations on Government Departments and on Public Bodies to work proactively towards the improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities. It also gave the Ombudsman new powers to investigate complaints about compliance by public bodies and others with Part 3 of the Act. Specifically the Ombudsman may investigate complaints relating to determinations by inquiry officers and…

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    The National Disability Insurance Scheme, is a scheme that provides support for people with disabilities. While ensuring individualised, long-term funding to help support people with disability. The NDIS is governed and funded by the Commonwealth and participating states and territory governments (Buckmaster, 2013). However, the scheme intends to replace the current system of shared provision and funding of disability services by the Commonwealth and State and Territory governments under the…

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    Section 504 Case Study

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    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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    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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    actresses, directors, and authors, but what do they all have in common? All four of these well-known celebrities have learning disabilities or LDs. “Learning disorders are academic difficulties experienced by children and adults of average to above-average intelligence. People with learning disorders have difficulty with reading, writing, mathematics, or a combination of the three. These difficulties significantly interfere with academic achievement or daily living.” (Ford, Anne, Frey 2557)…

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    An increasing number of students with disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder are being educated in inclusive classrooms due to federal laws such as Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind Act (NCBL) mandating that all children are placed in a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment (LRE) possible (Camargo et al., 2014). Inclusion in special education can be defined as, “the education of students with…

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    IEP For Special Education

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    An IEP (Individualized Education Plan) is a document that is created for students who are eligible for Special Education (NJ Department of Education) Under IDEA Act, the federal law that guarantees all children with disabilities, have the right to have access to a “free and appropriate public education” This individualized plan address the child unique learning disabilities; and the district, and the school, has the obligation to implement it. Students who have problems in math, language…

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    will discuss the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), how it applies to special education, the group it applies to and how it affects the classroom. Secondly, it will define inclusion. Then, it will discuss the importance and impact, and the benefits and difficulties of inclusion on special education, as well as how it affects the classroom. Lastly, this paper will discuss the affect of stress on the families of children with disabilities, and provide available resources.…

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