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Benefit's quiet demise hurts clients

Author:
VAUX Gary
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 17.5.01, 2001, p.35.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the impact of the low-key abolition of severe disablement allowance on claimants, some of whom will have found that an important source of support has now been taken away from them.

Journal article

Towards an affirmation model of disability

Authors:
SWAIN John, FRENCH Sally
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 15(4), June 2000, pp.569-582.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Argues that a new model of disability is emerging within the literature by disabled people and within disability culture, expressed most clearly by the Disability Arts Movement. This view has arisen in direct opposition to the dominant personal tragedy model of disability and impairment, and builds on the liberatory imperative of the social model. In this analysis the affirmation model addresses the limitations of the social model through the realisation of positive identity encompassing impairment, as well as disability.

Book

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease: a practical guide; also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy and peroneal muscular atrophy

Author:
NORTHERN Andrew
Publisher:
CMT International
Publication year:
2000
Pagination:
113p.
Place of publication:
Penarth

Charcot-Marie-Thooth disease (CMT) causes a deterioration of the peripheral nerves which control sensory information and muscle function in the hands, forearms, lower legs and feet. This can lead to foot bone abnormalities such as high arches and hammer toes, foot drop walking gait, scoliosis (curvature of the spine), muscle cramping, problems with balance and hand function, and the loss of some normal reflexes. Written by members of the CMT support group, this book looks at genetic and medical issues; living with CMT; and practical issues.

Book

Disability discourse

Editors:
CORKER Mairian, FRENCH Sally
Publisher:
Open University Press
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
238p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Buckingham

Draws on personal narratives, rhetoric, material discourse, discourse analysis, cultural representation, ethnography, and contextual studies to emphasise the multi dimensional and multifunctional nature of disability language in an attempt to further inform our understanding of disability and to locate disability more firmly within contemporary mainstream social and cultural theory.

Book

Disabled people and employment: a review of research and development work

Authors:
BARNES Helen, THORNTON Patricia, CAMPBELL Sue Maynard
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
1998
Pagination:
64p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

Review of research and development initiatives intended to help disabled people get or stay in work, which takes the views of disabled people themselves as a yardstick by which to assess good practice. Draws on broad based consultations, pinpoints gaps in existing research, and highlights the varying requirements of disabled people, employers and service providers as users of research. Also identifies a need for the wide variety of development initiatives which exist to be more effectively targeted, more systematically evaluated, and brought to the attention of a much wider audience.

Journal article

Defending the social model

Authors:
SHAKESPEARE Tom, WATSON Nicholas
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 12(2), April 1997, pp.293-300.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Discusses the social model of disability and how it has had a limited impact in areas other than disability studies.

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Children with disabilities, whose responsibility?

Author:
THOMSON Janet
Journal article citation:
Social Work Now: the Practice Journal of Child, Youth and Family, 6, April 1997, pp.6-11.
Publisher:
Child, Youth and Family (Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Te Tari Awhina I te Tamaiti, te Rangatahi, tae atu ki te Whanau)

Looks at the history and situation in New Zealand with regard to the state's role in caring for children with disabilities, discussing also the roles of institutions, voluntary organisatiions, the community and the Children, Young Persons and their Families Service, ending with guidelines for social workers.

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Arts and Crafts passion pays off for winning architect

Author:
FRIAR Mandy
Journal article citation:
NISW Noticeboard, Autumn 1997, p.5.
Publisher:
National Institute for Social Work

Reports on the winning entrant of the National Institute for Social Work's International Architectural Competition for a design to create access for disabled people.

Journal article

Deconstructing disability: the impact of definition

Author:
BRZUZY Stephanie
Journal article citation:
Journal of Poverty, 1(1), 1997, pp.81-91.
Publisher:
Routledge
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Socially constructed definitions of disability have varied throughout history. Deconstruction of the categorizations of people with disabilities demonstrates how the definition of the word perpetuates inequality. This article analyzss the prevalent definitions and models of disability used in our society. The elements of these definitions which contribute to oppression and inequality are discussed. The article concludes with a call for a reconstruction of the definition of disability in order to embrace variation and equalize rights and opportunities.

Journal article

The disability rights movement in Australia: a note from the trenches

Author:
NEWELL Christopher
Journal article citation:
Disability and Society, 11(3), September 1996, pp.429-432.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis,

Briefly looks at the disability rights movement in Australia.

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