IDD history and perspectives HDFS 3113

IDD history and perspectives HDFS 3113 - I/DD History...

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Historical Overview of I/DD Disability is a social concept (or social construct) Not stable across time and place Meaning emerges from social and environmental factors present in particular places at particular times. Previous terms that were once value neutral include fools, idiots, feeble-minded, morons, and retarded. Historical treatment of persons with I/DD Ancient Times Subjected to various forms of discrimination, segregation, persecution, and attempted eradication (e.g., infanticide, practice of exposure) However, there are some stories that offer evidence of interest in curing or treating disabling conditions (e.g., Jesus heals the blind man) Medieval Times Moral perspective (man is imperfect; compassion towards persons with I/DD) Lack of distinction between body and mind Physical disability “helpful” as a beggar More compassion was show for those with physical disabilities than those with
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This note was uploaded on 10/10/2011 for the course HDFS 3113 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oklahoma State.

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