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This book will help prepare the reader to work across disabilities by providing knowledge and training grounded within the ecological framework in four principal areas. The four principal areas reader will be trained in are: the societal environment and disability; disability and the individual experience; essential skills for social work micro, mezzo, and macro practice with people with disabilities; and the resource and support network for persons with disabilities. The book is organized around four units, each of which addresses one of the areas noted. It is not the purpose of this book to enable the reader to gain expertise in any one disabling condition or impairment. Rather, the goal is to provide a broad base of knowledge and skills, which will enable the reader to work effectively across a variety of disabling conditions. Special educators, social workers,parents
1. Theoretical Frameworks 2. A Historical Perspective 3. The Disability Rights Movement in the Unites States 4. Disability Legislation and the ADA 5. Disability Demographics 6. Disability and Identity Development 7. Using Disability Groupings to Understand the Individual Experience 8. Understanding the Lived Experience: Onset, Course, and Outcome 9. Understanding the Lived Experience: Living with Limitations and Stereotypes 10. Understanding the Lived Experience: Three Vulnerable Populations 11. Using Client Strengths and Worker Skills to Optimize Communication 12. Assessing Individuals and Communities 13. Practice Models: Working with Individuals 14. Practice Models: Working within the Disability Community 15. Practice Models: Disability as a Social and Political Concern 16. Overview of Network and Services in the Public Sector 17. Overview of Network and Services in the Private Sector 18. Public and Private Intersections in Health Care 19. Public and Private Intersections in Housing and Personal Care Needs 20. Public and Private Intersections in Employment and Income Support 21. The Social Support and Recreation Network 22. Mobility, Access, and Adaptive Technology