1, 2004, it applied to retirees with 20 or more years of service and non-combat related disabilities
of 50 percent or more.
Then, two articles address families--Deborah Taub provides perspectives of parents who have children with disabilities
, and Volker Thomas and Karen Ray provide a family-systems perspective on working with students with disabilities
or students who are gifted.
Frequently, adults indicate that their learning disabilities
adversely affect their social relationships (Poussu-Olli, 2001; Reiff & Gerber, 1995; Shaywitz, 2003).
One of the earliest studies on children attitudes toward disability found that younger children held less realistic opinions of children with physical disabilities
than those held by older students (Rapier, Adelson, Carey, & Croke, 1972).
Still, recruiting and accommodating faculty and staff members with disabilities
has its challenges, the most obvious one being money.
Overall, a greater proportion of white and black non-Hispanic populations have severe disabilities
, compared to Asian, Pacific Islanders and Hispanics.
O'Brien sets the stage by providing us with a brief history of disability and disability rights in the United States from colonial times, when people with disabilities
were often hidden away by ashamed families in a world that valued self-reliance, to our present-day disagreements over the interpretation and intent of the Americans with Disabilities
Act and issues of judicial oversight affected by the new federalism.
Students with learning disabilities
present special challenges to regular classroom teachers.
Building on efforts to increase awareness of cognitive executive decision-making skills for persons with disabilities
, Wehmeyer (1993) defines cognitive executive decision-making as developing an improved self-concept, self-esteem and awareness of personal needs, interests, goals, strengths and limitations.
a review of tax credits for businesses to encourage employment of persons with disabilities
and, in particular, similar to that offered in the United States.
These initiatives are designed to enhance the effectiveness of the VR system with the practical expertise and knowledge of persons with disabilities
who have successfully overcome barriers in achieving their goals.
As a result of evolving legislation and educational initiatives, today more than 95 percent of students with physical, emotional, learning, cognitive, visual, and hearing disabilities
receive some or all of their education in regular classrooms.