When considering functional abilities as opposed to traits, Diamond and Hesteness (1996) found that preschools were able to correctly identify areas of functional impairment for individuals with a physical or visual disability
pertaining to mobility difficulties.
No longer were physicians considered the good risks and many companies downgraded them, said Matt Gottfried, director of individual disability
income for Berkshire Life Insurance Company of America, a wholly owned stock subsidiary of Guardian Life Insurance Company of America.
The idea of the disabled as a disadvantaged minority group is not universally recognized, nor is the need for affirmative action to recruit applicants with disabilities, notes Rhoda Olkin, a disability
activist and professor of Clinical Psychology at Alliant University in Walnut Creek, Calif.
In the past decade, an average of 79 percent of Los Angeles County firefighters and 56 percent of sworn sheriff's employees were granted service-connected disability
pensions, records show.
Since the information gathered from these public meetings can be useful to a State VR agency's refinement and improvement of a proposed policy or procedure, the agency should make special efforts to inform consumer organizations of these meetings so that they have the opportunity to express their views, thus ensuring the voice of the larger disability
community is heard.
The individual needs of each child with a disability
must be considered when the individual education plan (IEP) is written, and the IEP team needs to consider the general classroom as the starting point.
issues in mind, new questions and different ways of thinking about the cotton mill villages become apparent.
awareness exercises can be found on the ACA Web site at www.
In addition to the functional deficits caused by a disabling problem, including physical limitations and problems with cognition, career counselors must also consider the psychosocial aspects of disability
The statutory definition of a disability
is confusing and subject to infinite variations.
Research acknowledges that learning disability
and attention deficit disorder (ADD) frequently co-occur.
is a two-part test based on the type and extent of disability
and the duration of disability