Disabled Rights

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February 2003
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Links to Nongovernmental Disability Organizations
Links to Selected Disability Periodicals and Media


Disabled Rights
American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality
Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer

"Freedom and Justice for all" is a phrase that can have a hollow ring for many members of the disability community in the United States. Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer gives us a comprehensive introduction to and overview of U.S. disability policy in all facets of society, including education, the workplace, and social integration. Disabled Rights provides an interdisciplinary approach to the history and politics of the disability rights movement and assesses the creation and implementation, successes and failures of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by federal, state and local governments.

Disabled Rights explains how people with disabilities have been treated from a social, legal, and political perspective in the United States. With an objective and straightforward approach, Switzer identifies the programs and laws that have been enacted in the past fifty years and how they have affected the lives of people with disabilities. She raises questions about Congressional intent in passing the ADA, the evolution and fragmentation of the disability rights movement, and the current status of disabled people in the U.S.

Illustrating the shift of disability issues from a medical focus to civil rights, the author clearly defines the contemporary role of persons with disabilities in American culture, and comprehensively outlines the public and private programs designed to integrate disabled persons into society. She covers the law's provisions as they apply to private organizations and businesses and concludes with the most up-to-date coverage of recent Supreme Court decisions-especially since the 2000-2002 terms-that have profoundly influenced the implementation of the ADA and other disability policies.

For activists as well as scholars, students, and practitioners in public policy and public administration, Switzer has written a compassionate, yet powerful book that demands attention from everyone interested in the battle for disability rights and equality in the United States.


Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer is an associate professor of political science at Northern Arizona University.
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"Links to Nongovernmental Disability Organizations







The following links are from Appendix C of Disabled Rights





Adaptive Environments Center





Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf





Alliance for Technology Access





American Association of People with Disabilities





American Association for the Deaf-Blind





American Association on Mental Retardation





American Bar Association Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law





American Council of the Blind





American Diabetes Foundation





American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today (ADAPT)





American Foundation for the Blind





American Institute of Architects





American Society for Deaf Children





Arthritis Foundation





Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living





Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)





Attention Deficit Information Network





Autism Society of America





Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law





Center for Universal Design





Cochlear Implant Association





Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities





Council for Disability Rights





Council for Exceptional Children





Disability Resources, Inc.





Disability Rights Advocates





Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc.





Disabled Peoples International





Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association





Epilepsy Foundation





International Dyslexia Association





Job Accomodation Network (JAN)





Justice for All





League for the Hard of Hearing





Learning Disabilities Association of America





Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America





Little People of America





Lupus Foundation of America





MadNation





Mainstream, Inc.





Mental Disability Rights International





Mobility International USA





Muscular Dystrophy Association





National Alliance for the Mentally Ill





National Association for the Visually Handicapped





National Association of the Deaf





National Association of Homebuilders Research Center





Natioal Association of Protection and Advocacy Systems





National Center for Dissemination of Disability Research





National Council on Independent Living





National Disability Party





National Down Syndrome Society





National Easter Seals Society





National Federation of the Blind





National Hemophilia Foundation





National Mental Health Association





National Multiple Sclerosis Society





National Organization on Disability





National Osteoporosis Foundation





National Spinal Cord Injury Association





Not Dead Yet





Paralyzed Veterans of America





Parkinson's Disease Foundation





Rehabilitation International





Self Help for Hard of Hearing People





Society for Disability Studies





Spina Bifida Association of America





TASH





United Cerebral Palsy Association





Very Special Arts





Western Law Center for Disability Rights





World Institute on Disability"—



"Links to Selected Disability Periodicals and Media







The following links are from Appendix B of Disabled Rights





Abilities





ABILITY Magazine





AccessWorld





American Council of the Blind Radio





AnAurora Magazine for Women





Braille Forum





Braille Monitor





Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Electronic Newsletter





Closing the Gap





Council for Exceptional Children Online





Dialogue Magazine





Disability Resources Monthly





Disability Studies Online Magazine





Disability Studies Quarterly





Disability Times





Disability World





Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association Action





Enabled Online





iCAN Online





Inclusion Daily Express





Justice for All E-Network





Little People of America Online





Mainstream Magazine Online





Mouth





National Alliance for the Mentally Ill E-News





National Organization on Disability E-Newsletter





New Mobility Magazine





On A Roll Radio





Ragged Edge Magazine





Reach Out Magazine





Volta Review/Volta Voices





WE Magazine

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"Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer has captured the history, politics, and evolution—indeed the soul—of the civil rights movement for people with disabilities. Readers of this book will come away with a comprehensive understanding of the discrimination facing people with disabilities and the hard fought struggles which have created legal protections for Americans who experience disability."—Stephen L. Percy, director of Center for Urban Initiatives and Research & professor of political science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee



"The particular strength of Switzer's book is the scope of its examination of disability policy, incorporating concepts from policy analysis, social science, and disability studies, as well as contemporary and historical accounts. The book should be a useful resource for anyone interested in disability policy and the context within which it operates."—Richard Scotch, professor of sociology and political economy, University of Texas at Dallas



"Jacqueline Switzer has written a comprehensive treatment of this nation's disability policy with a remarkable depth of understanding. Switzer's work is fresh, powerful. This book is a must-read for anyone wanting to know what disability policy is, what it does and does not do, and why."—Kay Schriner, research professor, School of Social Work, University of Arkansas and founding editor of the Journal of Disability Policy Studies

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments

Introduction
Demographics of Disability
Understanding Disability Policy
A Word about Language

Chapter 1: Disabled Policymaking/Disabled Policy
The Paradigm Shift
Overview of the Policymaking Process
Key Stakeholders

Chapter 2: History of Segragation and Stereotypes
"The Problem of Feeblemindedness"
Assistance and Treatment
The Stereotypes Continue

Chapter 3: Compensation and Rehabilitation
Historical Basis of Compensation
Industrial-Related Disabilities
Social Security
The Disability Insurance Crisis
Vocational Education
1973 Rehabilitation Act
Education for Disabled Children
Disability as a Business/Rehabilitation as an Industry
Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

Chapter 4: Social and Political Activism
Disability Rights as a Social Movement
Disability Interest Groups
Berkeley and the Independent Living Movement
"The Splintered Universe"
Coalition Building and Cross-Disability Activism
Demonstrations and Protests
Litigation

Chapter 5: The ADA and the Vision of Equality
Developing a Naitonal Policy: Early Initiatives
Opening the Policy Window
Policy Environment
Legislative Building Blocks
United We Stand
Friends in High Places
Legislative Process
Stealth Campaign
Opposition Forces

Chapter 6: The ADA as Policy
Provisions of the Law
Implementation and Rulemaking
Enforcement
Litigation
Key Litigation Issues
Fusion of Positive and Negative Rights

Chapter 7: Life beyond the ADA: Policy Hot Buttons
Reproductive Rights and Technology
Not Dead Yet
Jerry's Kids and Telethons
Christopher Reeve and the Myht of the Supercrip
Deaf Culture and Cochlear Implants
The Intergration Mandate
Violence against People with Disabilities
Invisible Disabilities

Chapter 8: Status Report on Equality
Attitudes and Public Opinion
Employment
Social Integration
Barriers to Independence
Transportation
Health Care
Housing
Overall Analysis

Epilogue

Appendices
Appendix A: Suggestions for Further Reading
Appendix B: Selected Disability Periodicals and Media
Appendix C: Annotated Guide to Nongovernmental Disability Organizations
Appendix D: Chronology of Important Events in the History and Development of American Disability Policy

Notes

Index