edcs13 - Kaitlin McCann EDCS 301 Monday DA # 13 The...

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Kaitlin McCann EDCS 301 Monday DA # 13 The chapters on ableism were very interesting to me because I am going to be a special education teacher. They hit home for me due to the fact that I have been working closely with students with disabilities for the past few years and have grown a strong passion for advocacy of my students. The first chapter focused on the history of the disability rights movements and some of the changes that have occurred since World War 2 which include the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, more specifically, Section 504, and the quest for Independent Living Centers (ILC). The main idea of this section is, and the author states, “to be free, life for a person with a disability means more than being able to work” (469). It means independence, and the ability to make choices like every person in our society. The next chapter focuses specifically on individuals who are hearing impaired and their right to FAPE, a free and appropriate education. The deaf community is a very strong one and has a big following of beliefs that are passed down from
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