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Community October 19, 2009 What do people with disabilities say about their community involvement? their
• Overall, people with disabilities are less Overall, involved in their communities than their non-disabled counterparts. (NOD, 2000, 2004) (NOD, • Differences become more pronounced Differences with the severity of the disability. with • Improvements in involvement in Improvements educational opportunities are noted. educational
– Other areas show little improvement
National Organization on Disability Harris Survey of Community Participation 2000, 2004 Community Components Community
• Residential Options • Independent Living • Leisure Activities Community Components: Residential Residential
Progression toward Independent Living • Normalization • Demedicalization • Push to move people Push with disabilities out of institutions and into home communities home • People with disabilities People not included as a protected “class...
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course EEX 2000 taught by Professor Elizabethfilippi during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.
- Spring '11