Disabled Rights: American Disability Policy and the Fight for Equality

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"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.

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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" --

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