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    The Social Model

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    ‘problem’ that is identified in this model is not with the physicality of the body, but the attitudes and ideals of societies. This relieves the individuals with disabilities of feeling as if they are any less important, as society is to blame for their discrimination, rather than them being blamed for their disability as a burden on society. The social model finds inclusion is possible by introducing more accessibility for the disabled, and to improve upon societal attitudes to establish fair…

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    different aspects of disability. In American Horror Story: Freak Show (Freak Show), there were many themes shown throughout that touched on material we have talked about in class. Freak Show illustrates the medical and sociopolitical models of disability, uses terms that are deemed inappropriate or unacceptable by the disability community, and represents people with disabilities in the media. I have read several articles claiming the show to be a disgrace to those with disabilities, but each…

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    Inclusive education has come about in New Zealand as a response to global concerns that all children and young people with disabilities have the right to access and complete an education that is responsive to their needs and relevant to shaping their lives in a positive and meaningful way (United Nations, 1989). In New Zealand, this model of inclusion has been built into the school curriculum and implemented across the country (Ministry of Education, 2007; Education Act, 1989). However, before…

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    is known as ableism, and although some do not realize it, ableism has become a daily occurrence. Ableism has a negative societal stigma and it affects the work, school, and social lives of people with disabilities. Ableism is similar to the many other forms of discrimination; it is when people with a mental or physical disability are seen as “ … less worthy of respect and consideration, less able to contribute and participate,…

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    Disability Legislation

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    disabled people was articulated through the Disability Discrimination Acts (1995 and 2005) and the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2009) in many countries. In South Africa legislation for disability also was aligned with international trends such as those encouraged by the ILO and other relevant bodies. Domestic policies on disability were spearheaded by the White Paper on the Integrated National Disability Strategy (INDS) introduced in 1997 (Maja,…

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    population are estimated to live with some form of disability, and between 110 million and 190 million adults have significant difficulties in functioning. Disabled people are the world’s largest minority group who do not have access to opportunities on equal basis with other people (Disabled People’s Association, Singapore 2015). Disabled people had been defined as ‘socially dead’, their impairments identified as being the cause of their social problems and restrictions (Mercer 2002, cited in…

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    The Social & Medical Models of Disability Introduction: There are two main models of disability which are the medical model and the social model. ' 'Models of Disability are tools for defining impairment and, ultimately, for providing a basis upon which government and society can devise strategies for meeting the needs of disabled people '. (Models of Disability Michigan Disability Rights Coalition, (nd). Both of these models include insights into people 's perspective, how they…

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    Children's act 1989- welfare of a child comes first and safeguarding children and the roles agencies play. 1 main key...local authorities have a duty to provide services for all children families and young people to access the same services. • Disability Act 1995/2005- rights for disabled people for housing employment and services. Play settings to provide equal access to all children…

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    Despite theatre’s history of inclusivity of many marginalized groups (especially the gay community), Broadway has remained largely inaccessible to disabled artists and audience members. This year, seeking to reach a wider audience, Los Angeles-based theatre company Deaf West brought their production of the musical Spring Awakening, led by director Michael Arden and fully performed in American Sign Language as well as spoken and sung in English, to Broadway. With its cast of Deaf, hard-of-hearing…

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    People with disabilities are vital to our world today. Most non-disabled people are not aware of the capabilities they possess. Throughout this introductory course of Disability Studies, it became clear that the word, normal is not a suitable word to use when describing people. It seems as if this word was a major part of the course. What is normal? Multiple people and characters have been introduced that challenge the meaning of this word. For example, Stella Young, Ellen Forney, characters…

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