ACHRA AHRC release 2015 - Equal Opportunity Tasmania
... Some progress has been achieved through the adoption of the Disability (Access to PremisesBuildings) Standards 2010 (Cth). The 2015 review of those standards and their
implementation is an important opportunity to consider what further work needs to be
undertaken to ensure that the standards are bei ...
WORD, 224 kb - Disability Council NSW
... In addition, the Council is concerned that disability service usage data lacks any reference
to service outcomes from a user perspective. A useful data collection model for
consideration is the inclusion of the self reported experience of service users as a part of
the Social Care and Mental Health ...
Working with Muslim Families and Disability
... This difference in terminology can cause confusion.
Disabilities acquired through accident or war may be seen as more acceptable than
those a person is born with.
In some cultures, having a physical disability is not seen as an issue, while someone
with an intellectual disability or a mental health ...
lincoln financial group
... 99% of your basic monthly earnings during the first 24 months of policy benefits; or
85% of your basic monthly earnings after the first 24 months of policy benefits;
are able to engage Partial Disability employment or work full-time, but chose not to;
fail to take a medical exam or supply ad ...
Disability Care and Support
... Any new policy to improve disability care and support should examine the current structure of the DDA. As complaint based
legislation the onus and responsibility is placed on people with a disability who are currently among the most disempowered
and vulnerable people in the community. Having to comp ...
Disability Studies: Theory, Policy and Practice
... identified with the idea that disability is entirely caused
by social barriers.
So, for example, we read claims that the social model of
disability should be abandoned because it mistakenly
denies that impairment plays any role in causing
disability. We are told to ‘get real’ – to acknowledge tha ...
... limit to discourse that establishes the limits of human intelligibility” (p.35).
DERMODY, Andrea (York University, Canada) ‘Broadening the concept of loss in disability
studies’: My presentation is based on my Masters Research Paper, which focuses on the
concept of loss in the lives of people with ...
A volunteer community organisation providing support for people
... redress through the anti disability discrimination commission. An example of this can be found in a
recent case study before the Anti Disability Discrimination Commission Qld (January 2002). The
complaint was made in an effort to redress the lack of disability access to Queensland health facilities
Disability Sunday – Sept
... The biggest problem disabled people face is more about
attitudes. Many people may say ‘we all have a disability’,
but most disabled people would respond by asking if you
face some form of discrimination because of it. If I say I
use a wheelchair, or if I had epilepsy, people may make
assumptions of ...
Responding to Political Ideals and Economic Realities
... every issue has a political answer. But that’s the “election whiskey” talking. A sober
evaluation presents a different picture.
No law can guarantee financial outcomes
The principal method for governments to effect change is to enact and enforce new
laws – with taxes, regulations, incentives and pun ...
nesb-disability issues - Productivity Commission
... Telstra found that if Telstra provided telephone to people who could hear, it was also
required to provide TTY’s to people who are deaf.
These changes would not have taken place if it was not for the tireless campaigning by the
disability sector and the existence of the DDA as an integral part tool ...
the anti-social model of disability
... socio-political framework in which disability is 'socially constructed'. It is this ‘social constructionist’
position that we wish to investigate for in our view the dilemmas faced by the Social Model - in terms
of effecting any kind of change - arise out of this choice to attempt an explanatory acc ...
The Nisonger Center
... statute in the United States (Public Law 111-256, Rosa’s law) replaces
the term mental retardation with intellectual disability, and research
journals use the term Intellectual Disability. Thus, Intellectual
Disability is the term in common use by medical, educational, and
other professions, and by ...
PLAN DOCUMENT Texas Employees Disability Income Benefits
... Approved Practitioner means a person who provides medical service and care within the scope of
his or her licensure and training which is consistent with the national and community medical
practice standards and when acting within the scope of his or her license, (other than a hospital
resident or i ...
Disability and poverty are intricately linked
... rehabilitation services) that do not change an underlying diagnosis;
3. Separate out activity limitations from participation restrictions, which also allows
the analyst to examine the relationship between these two dimensions;
4. Reduce the degree of counting particular activity limitations more tha ...
SSI & SSDI Basics 2012_0
... Case law. Decisions of the Federal District Courts, U.S. Circuit
Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Social Security Rulings (SSR). Statements of policy and
interpretations adopted by SSA based on federal court and
administrative decisions, policy statements, and opinions of
SSA’s Office ...
Freak Shows - Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal
... With all due humility, it’s hard for me to learn that I don’t know something, especially
something about disability. My husband says that’s because I graduated from Berkeley. Needless
to say, he didn’t. But a recent experience organizing a panel of experts for my online
introductory Disability and D ...
... Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) Administrative Law Judges. Boston & Springfield.
Disability studies is an academic discipline that examines the meaning, nature, and consequences of disability, as a social construct. Initially the field focused on the division between ""impairment"" and ""disability"". Here impairment was interpreted as impairment of an individual's mind or body, while disability is considered a social construction. This premise gave is the basis of two distinct models of understanding of disability - the social and medical models of disability. In 1999 the social model was universally accepted as the model preferred by the field. However, in recent years, the division between the social and medical models has been challenged. Additionally there has been an increased focus on interdisciplinary research. For example, recent investigations suggest using ""cross-sectional markers of stratification"" may help provide new insights on the non-random distribution of risk factors capable of acerbating disablement processes. Disability studies courses include work in disability history, theory, legislation, policy, ethics and the arts. However, students are taught to focus is the lived experiences of individuals with disabilities. In practical terms. the field is focused on increasing individuals with disabilities access to civil rights and improving their quality of life.Disability studies emerged in the 1980s. In 1986, the Section for the Study of Chronic Illness, Impairment, and Disability of the Social Science Association was renamed the Society for Disability Studies. The first US disabilities studies program emerged in 1994, at Syracuse University. The first edition of the Disabilities Studies Reader (one of the first collections of academic papers related to disability studies) was published in that same year. The field grew rapidly in the over the next ten years. In 2005, the Modern Language Association established disability studies as a “division of study.”