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ERIC Number: ED509837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Those of Us DisLabeled: A Guide to Awareness and Understanding
Human Development Institute
Those who compiled and updated the information in this guide invite readers to take a second look at its title. In previous editions, it was assumed that it's called "Those of Us Disabled" but this time it is not because it is meant to make the reader think about how the label of disability is used and misused. The last word of the title is actually DisLabeled. Everyone has traits that they don't think define them as a person. Referring to someone as "the disabled woman" or "the wheelchair-bound child" emphasizes the disability more than the person, and is very de-humanizing. This suggests to a person with a disability that they are seen as only a disability and not a person. A person with a disability is not a victim, and should not be thought of as someone's patient. Everyone experiences obstacles, regardless of whether or not they have a disability. It is the manner in which that person chooses to live that tells what kind of person he or she is. Like everyone, a person who happens to have a disability has unique strengths and much to offer. They may, however, require a variety of resources to obtain the services they need. The following guide shows some agencies and other sources that may be able to provide assistance. Also provided are disability definitions, profiles, and etiquette.
Human Development Institute. 126 Mineral Industries Building, Lexington, KY 40506. Tel: 859-257-1714; Fax: 859-323-1901; Web site: http://www.hdi.uky.edu/Home.aspx
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: University of Kentucky, Human Development Institute
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky