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Disabled Rights American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality

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ISBN-10: 0878408983

ISBN-13: 9780878408986

Edition: 2003

Authors: Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer

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Switzer provides an interdisciplinary approach to the history & politics of the disability rights movement & assesses the creation & implementation, successes & failures of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act by federal, state & local governments.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 2/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Demographics of Disability
Understanding Disability Policy
A Word about Language
Disabled Policymaking/Disabled Policy
The Paradigm Shift
Overview of the Policymaking Process
Key Stakeholders
History of Segregation and Stereotypes
"The Problem of Feeblemindedness"
Assistance and Treatment
The Stereotypes Continue
Compensation and Rehabilitation
Historical Basis of Compensation
Industrial-Related Disabilities
Social Security
The Disability Insurance Crisis
Vocational Education
1973 Rehabilitation Act
Education for Disabled Children
Disability as a Business/Rehabilitation as an Industry
Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999
Social and Political Activism
Disability Rights as a Social Movement
Disability Interest Groups
Berkeley and the Independent Living Movement
"The Splintered Universe"
Coalition Building and Cross-Disability Activism
Demonstrations and Protests
Litigation
The ADA and the Vision of Equality
Developing a National Policy: Early Initiatives
Opening the Policy Window
Policy Environment
Legislative Building Blocks
United We Stand
Friends in High Places
Legislative Process
Stealth Campaign
Opposition Forces
The ADA as Policy
Provisions of the Law
Implementation and Rulemaking
Enforcement
Litigation
Key Litigation Issues
Fusion of Positive and Negative Rights
Life beyond the ADA: Policy Hot Buttons
Reproductive Rights and Technology
Not Dead Yet
Jerry's Kids and Telethons
Christopher Reeve and the Myth of the Supercrip
Deaf Culture and Cochlear Implants
The Integration Mandate
Violence against People with Disabilities
Invisible Disabilities
Status Report on Equality
Attitudes and Public Opinion
Employment
Social Integration
Barriers to Independence
Transportation
Health Care
Housing
Overall Analysis
Epilogue
Appendices
Suggestions for Further Research
Selected Disability Periodicals and Media
Annotated Guide to Nongovernmental Disability Organizations
Chronology of Important Events in the History and Development of American Disability Policy
Notes
Index