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Human Rights And Disability, Lowell Ewert Nov 2017

Human Rights And Disability, Lowell Ewert

Conference: The Social Practice of Human Rights

In every context where racism, poverty, inequality, religious intolerance, or any other form of exploitation is present, persons with disabilities within the category experiencing discrimination are almost always worse off than their non-disabled peers. In this way, disability has the practical impact of magnifying discrimination and multiplying harmful practices. There is even evidence in some places that persons with disabilities have been deliberately targeted with violence. Additionally, sexual violence against disabled women and girls can be especially cruel.

Efforts to combat discriminatory practices that are primarily focused on addressing the concerns of the able-bodied often further exacerbate the general indifference ...


A Critical Analysis Of Intellectual Disabilities And End-Of-Life Decision Making, Saritha Farris Apr 2014

A Critical Analysis Of Intellectual Disabilities And End-Of-Life Decision Making, Saritha Farris

Graduate Research Symposium (GCUA) (2010 - 2017)

Presently, research suggests the involvement of individuals with intellectual disabilities (IDs) in making end-of-life (EOL) decisions appears to be minimal (Ellison & Rosielle, 2008).

The reasons for the lack of involvement include but are not limited to communication challenges, lack of education on caring for individuals with IDs by the medical community, incorrect assumptions that the individual lacks cognitive capacity to consent, and fear of legal consequences if formal caregivers are accused of not providing enough care. (Wagemans et al., 2010).

These factors then often culminate in the individual with IDs having decisions made for them by someone else, whom they ...


Getting What You Need When You Need It, Caryl Andrea Oberman May 2013

Getting What You Need When You Need It, Caryl Andrea Oberman

Annual Foundations Behavioral Health/La Salle University Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference

How do you get what you need? What service delivery systems and funding sources are available at various stages of the life cycle? What are the legal requirements for access? What rights do you have to challenge an adverse decision on services or benefits? Find out in this interactive presentation.