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Click to edit Master subtitle style  2/11/11 Impact of Disabilities Community October 19, 2009
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 2/11/11 What do people with disabilities say about their community involvement? ± Overall, people with disabilities are less involved in their communities than their non-disabled counterparts. (NOD, 2000, 2004) ± Differences become more pronounced with the severity of the disability. ± Improvements in involvement in educational opportunities are noted. ± Other areas show little improvement National Organization on Disability Harris Survey of Community Participation 2000, 2004
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 2/11/11 Community Components ± Residential Options ± Independent Living ± Leisure Activities
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 2/11/11 Community Components: Residential Normalization Push to move people with disabilities out of institutions and into home communities Civil rights movement People with disabilities not included as a protected “class” but were able to get rights as a class Self-help movement Demedicalization Move away from authoritarian view of medical models Recognition of individual’s ability to determine own needs Consumerism Control over quality of goods and services Ability to make choices http://www.acils.com/acil/ilhistory.html Progression toward Independent Living
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 2/11/11 Community Components: Residential ± Movement away from identifying deficiencies within the person ± Movement toward identifying problems within society ± Social ± Attitudes ± Decisions made by the individual rather than medical or rehab professionals Independent Living Paradigm
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 2/11/11 Community Components: Residential Owning a home gives A sense of place Control over residence and supports Security and stability Types of ownership Private homes Condominiums Member of housing cooperatives Homeownership
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 2/11/11 Community Components: Residential Reported advantages of homeownership Independence and self-determination Control of living space
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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.

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