An analysis of the americans with disabilities act (ADA) in the twenty-first century
In this paper, the author overviews the key components of the ADA. A discussion is offered on why and how persons with disabilities are discriminated against. The standard stereotypes often heard about persons with disabilities are offered. Critical United States Supreme Court decisions are presented; these decisions have greatly limited the power of the ADA in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities. Even though the United States Supreme Court has narrowed the impact of the ADA in American life, a number of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) cases are presented, suggesting this federal agency is attempting to protect persons with disabilities against discrimination. The final part of the paper deals with the topic of advocacy; advocacy may well be one of the most effective tools to help insure that the rights of people with disabilities are protected in the 21st century.
School of Social Work
ADA, Advocacy, Court rulings, Disability discrimination, Disability stereotypes, Persons with disabilities
Pardeck, John T. "An analysis of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the twenty-first century." Journal of Social Work in Disability & Rehabilitation 4, no. 1-2 (2005): 121-151.
Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation