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EEX 2000 Exam 1 I. History of Disabilities o Positives and negatives about the emergence of almshouses Positive: was the first step in recognizing that these people needed help. It helped create a sense of community. It took the off the streets and off from jail. They can be together & interact, some kind of help, recognized as a group of people who needed help, and it gave them a place to go (if didnt have home) Negative: they were probably abused; they were probably not treated like human beings. They segregated from everyone else who were considered "normal", they were set apart from general society, and they were possibly abused. o Dorothea Dix- f orward thinking- ella reconocia que las personas que tenian problemans mentales que esas personas no tenian que ser arrestadas como se solia hacer en esa epoca. Ella promovia que se hiciera lugares especiales para esa gente para que los trataran y eso. She worked to established separate facilities for people with mental disabilities & mental illness, recognized there are a lot of people showing up in jails, mental places, etc. just because they had nowhere to go. SHE PUSHED FOR FACILITIES FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, NOT IN CRIMINAL AREAS o Themes found through history 1) Fear/rejection of unknown 2) Fear/rejection of difference 3) Assumption of failure - aesthetic - moral - economic 4) Assumption that difference should be eliminated/ "fixed" 5) Segregation of individuals with differences 6) Disability is grouped with poverty & criminality 7) Judgments made based upon "normal" standards o Types of failure associated with disability - Aesthetic- Failure of personal appearance; links people with menace/evil
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- Moral- “social dynamite” where they threaten society, and social junk, meaning they weren’t worthy for society - Economic- inability to live by yourself II.
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  • Spring '11
  • ElizabethFilippi
  • Mental retardation, History of Disabilities, Cognitive Disabilities, Physical and Health Disabilities

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