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Disability issues for social workers and human services professionals in the twenty-first century

Editors:
MURPHY John W., PARDECK John T., (eds.)
Publisher:
Haworth Social Work Practice Press
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
174p.
Place of publication:
Binghamton, NY

This text provides authoritative information that will prove to be of critical importance for disability professionals in the coming years. It covers aspects of disability that have not been well covered in the literature—issues surrounding spirituality, civil rights, and the “medical model vs. social (or minority) model” (of viewing disability) controversy. It examines the impact of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the wake of the Supreme Court’s narrowing of the Act’s powers and explore newly developed theories designed to more accurately define the true meaning of disability.

Journal article

Using children's books as an approach to enhancing our understanding of disability

Author:
PARDECK John T.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 40(1/2), 2005, pp.77-85.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Children's books can be used as a tool for teaching about the unique needs of children with disabilities. This article offers strategies for using books as a medium for increasing our understanding about disability. In the article a disability is viewed as an aspect of cultural diversity. A list of children's books focusing on the topic of disability is offered. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

An overview and comments on recent Americanswith Disabilities Act court rulings

Author:
PARDECK John T.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 1(1), 2002, pp.5-14.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is designed to protect persons with disabilities from discrimination in nearly every aspect of American life. This commentary focuses on a number of recent United States Supreme Court decisionsthat help to clarify the intent of the ADA.

Journal article

Disability discrimination in social work education: current issues for social work programs and faculty

Author:
PARDECK John T.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 19(1/2), 1999, pp.151-163.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

An overview of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is presented. The article emphasises that Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the federal law upon which the ADA is built. A comparison of Section 504 and the ADA is presented in the paper. An analysis is offered of the case law that has emerged under Section 504 that serves as a guide to the rights and responsibilities of social work programs and faculty under the ADA. Recommendations are made for helping social work programs comply with the ADA in the area of student admissions and retention.

Journal article

Social work admissions and academic accommodations for students with disabilities: an exploratory study

Author:
PARDECK John T.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2(1), 2003, pp.79-91.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) protects students with disabilities from discrimination by academic and professional programmes in higher education. A student with a disability cannot be denied admission to an educational programme because of his or her disability if the student is otherwise qualified. This means that a student with a disability who is qualified for an academic or professional educational programme cannot be denied admission to a programme based solely on the student's disability. This educational requirement mandated by the ADA applies to all educational fields including social work education. The purpose of this study was to explore how social work programmes are dealing with these requirements in their admission and academic accommodation procedures. Twelve social work programmes located in the mid-western United States participated in the study. Representatives each of these programs were given an in-depth interview focusing on their admissions process, academic accommodations, and general topics related to social work education and disabilities. All programmes taking part in the research were accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). The CSWE is the national accreditation body for social work education within the United States. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street Binghamton, NY 13904-1580)

Journal article

An exploration of violence among homeless women with emotional disabilities: implications for practice and policy

Authors:
PARDECK John T., ROLLISON Paul A.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 1(4), 2002, pp.63-73.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This research found a high incidence of violence among homeless women with emotional disabilities. The study reports that 82 percent of the homeless women with emotional disabilities had a history of violence in their lives. The most common form of violence was physical; the least common was sexual abuse. The practice and policy implications for these findings are discussed. It is suggested that the Olmstead v. L. C. (1998) ruling under the Americans With Disabilities Act might force states to provide better services to homeless women with a history of violence and emotional disabilities. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street Binghamton, NY 13904-1580)

Journal article

A commentary on the admission and retention of students with disabilities in social work programmes

Author:
PARDECK John T.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 1(3), 2002, pp.3-13.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is the federal law upon which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is built. Both laws are designed to prevent discrimination against students with disabilities. This commentary offers a comparison of section 504 with the ADA. An analysis of the case law under Section 504 is also presented; this analysis provides guidelines that universities and colleges will have tofollow under the ADA. The implications of the ADA are offered for social work programmes in the areas of admission and retention of students with disabilities.

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