I am here
I am there
I am everywhere
So that my existence
Can be denied
Until I boil down to nothing
At the bottom of the pot
Anonymous with a disability
Disabilities affect every race, culture, sex, and religion. It is non-discriminatory. Almost everyone can think of someone they have come into contact with or are related to that has a disability, and we can all think of some torment or discrimination that has affected their life.
Freak of nature
Left to die or were killed
Asylum, prison, basement, attic
Feelings come to the surface
Sorry, allowed to exist but only as outcasts.
Turn of century
Laws come about
Became a part of society but were not encouraged or allowed to participate in an attempt to gain their independence.
Laws give way to independence
Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Bill of right for disabled people-laws at the federal level
Defined their rights
Architectural Transportation Barrier Compliance Board
Consequences for non-compliance
Established legal channels to handle this
Moved to include State and Local Govt.
Laws for education
Ensure a free and appropriate education
Ensure all rights are acknowledged
Help with financial burden
Ensure and access effectiveness of the program
Established and required IEP
Goals- long and short term
Defines who provides services needed
Today we have laws and they are enforced by strict guidelines.
Through education and exposure it is hoped that all of society will view each other as equal and unite.
The greatest injustice to any individual is treating everyone the same. Everyone is an individual and should be treated in a way that recognizes their individuality and should be provided all the supports needed for them to gain and maintain independence and equality without discrimination.