ABILITY - ABILITY & Americans with disabilities act...

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ABILITY & Americans with disabilities act - media portrayal of people with disabilities o child-like with severe mental disabilities o persons with crippling conditions - we have an issue with disability language o we used to put the disability first the retarted kid o now the person comes first the person with a disability - viewed as vocationally limited and socially inept AMERICANS WITH DISABILTIES ACT - prohibits discrimination against any person with a disability - to be protected by the ADA, one must have a disability or have a relationship or association with a person with a physical or mental disability - An invidual with a disability is defined by the ADA as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities - The ADA does not specifically name all of the impairments that are convered - THINGS INCLUDED o ADA Title 1: Employment 15 or more employees QUALIFIED Employers must make reasonable accommodations unless it results
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 250 taught by Professor Bluhmmorley during the Spring '08 term at Calvin.

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