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Building financial bridges to economic development and community integration: recommendations for a research agenda on asset development for people with disabilities

Authors:
PUTMAN Michelle, et al
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 4(3), 2005, pp.61-86.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Research on asset accumulation among the population of people with disabilities is quite limited. Previous work indicates that people with disabilities have significantly fewer assets than people without disabilities. Research on asset development suggests that in general, individuals in lower income tiers are able to save and that holding assets has a positive relationship with general personal well being, economic security, and civic behavior and community involvement. Many individuals with disabilities are living in chronic poverty. For those who are unable to work, the accumulation of assets is difficult. Without significant savings, people with disabilities are unable to afford down payments on homes, capitalize small businesses, pay for advanced education, purchase assistive technology, or make accessibility-related architectural modifications to their homes. This paper recommends four significant areas to be considered in developing a research agenda on asset development for people with disabilities. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

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Disabled Parents Network information briefings: no. 1 introduction

Author:
DISABLED PARENTS NETWORK
Publisher:
Disabled Parents Network
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
15p.
Place of publication:
London

Many disabled parents are reluctant or even anxious about asking for help from social services. They don’t want it to look as though they are not coping or are not good enough parents. Many people think social services only get involved when something has gone wrong and their children are seen as being in need or at risk in some way. In many places social services are working out how to support disabled parents by providing the right kind of specialist adult support to parents in good time to prevent problems arising.

Journal article

Social norms and their implications for disability

Author:
MURPHY John W.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 4(1/2), 2005, pp.153-163.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

This paper discusses how and why the norms for defining disability continue to change. This analysis illustrates the social nature of the disability and that changing norms continue to define the meaning of disability. The paper is grounded in a postmodern perspective, a notion that has only entered the field of disability in the 21st century. (Copies of this article are available from: Haworth Document Delivery Centre, Haworth Press Inc., 10 Alice Street,  Binghamton, NY 13904-1580).

Journal article

'Service users': regressive or liberatory terminology?

Author:
BERESFORD Peter
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 20(4), June 2005, pp.469-477.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

The term ‘service users’ has come to be increasingly used both in the UK and beyond to describe people on the receiving end of health, welfare and social care policies and services, including disabled people. This use of language is contentious. It has come in for criticism as presenting people in passive, consumerist terms. However, many disabled people, and others, use the term of themselves. This article seeks to develop discussion about this terminology and suggests that as well as being used by state and service system in regressive and pejorative ways, it may also serve as a unifying concept which has helped groups to act with solidarity and to challenge and seek to improve their status in society. In this way, it may parallel the terms ‘disabled’ and ‘disability’ as used within social approaches to disability.

Book

Disability Discrimination Bill (HL): Commons amendments, April 2005

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Parliament
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
2p.
Place of publication:
London

Tables two minor amendments to the Disability Discrimination Bill.

Journal article

The Court of Appeal's views on Part 3 of the DDA

Authors:
WILLIAMS Peter J.G., WAUGH Richard
Journal article citation:
Access by Design, 102, Spring 2005, pp.6-9.
Publisher:
Centre for Accessible Environments

Considers the first 2 Court of Appeal decisions relating to Part 3 Disability Discrimination Act duties: the Ross case, holding that a man should not have been charged £18 in each direction by an airline for hire of a wheelchair at an airport, and the Roads case, when a wheelchair user was unable to use a footbridge to cross the tracks at a railway station and it was held that the rail company should have provided an alternative service.

Journal article

RADAR's powerful alliance with corporate partner British Energy

Author:
MATTHEWS Cynthia
Journal article citation:
New Bulletin, 351, March 2005, pp.10-11.
Publisher:
Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation

Reports on RADAR and British Energy's Employee Charity of the Year partnership as it draws to a close.

Book

Developmental co-ordination disorder in adults

Author:
DREW Sharon
Publisher:
Whurr
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
163p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Chichester

This textbook provides readers with an insight into Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) in adulthood and the impact it has on everyday life. Potential areas of difficulty are outlined, together with potential solutions and strategies that can be utilized by individuals to improve their personal, social and working lives.

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The disability pendulum: the first decade of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Author:
COLKER Ruth
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
245p.
Place of publication:
New York

Signed into law in July 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became effective two years later, and court decisions about the law began to multiply in the middle of the decade. This book presents the first legislative history of the enactment of the ADA in Congress and analyzes the first decade of judicial decisions under the act. It assesses the success and failure of the first ten years of litigation under the ADA, focusing on its three major titles: employment, public entities, and public accommodations. The book argues that despite an initial atmosphere of bipartisan support with the expectation that the ADA would make a significant difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, judicial decisions have not been consistent with Congress intentions. The courts have operated like a pendulum, at times swinging to a pro-disabled plaintiff and then back again to a pro-defendant stance. The author, whose work on the ADA has been cited by the Supreme Court, offers practical suggestions on where to amend the act to make it more effective in defending disability rights, and also explains judicial hostility toward enforcing the act.

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Leisure

Author:
SCOPE
Publisher:
SCOPE
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
3p.
Place of publication:
London

Leisure time offers a break from the more mundane activities of everyday life for those with  physical disabilities. Leisure opportunities are many and varied. Who would have thought half a century ago that ‘retail therapy’ or shopping for pleasure would become a major leisure activity?

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