Ending Disability Discrimination: Strategies for Social Workers

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Ending Disability Discrimination defines disability as a social construction, not as an immutable physical limitation, and gives social work students and practitioners a model that can be used to transform how people with disabilities are treated. Highlights: *Uses an innovative model for understanding disability that draws upon a concept familiar to social work students: discrimination (Chapter 5). *Presents disability-related impairment as a consequence of discrimination, making the target system the social environment rather than the person with the disability; a viewpoint that shows commitment to social justice and draws upon the systems perspective used for understanding other minority groups. *Provides a single source through which to explore the shifting history of scholarly thinking about disability issues by including chapters from respected disability scholars that chronicle and analyze the evolution of the conceptualization of disability (Chapters 1, 2, and 4). Don't Miss These Other Special Value Pack Options: Research Navigator Research Navigator can be a student's best friend when they're facing a large research project.Especially helpful with the toughest challenge--getting started-- Research Navigator offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to Research Navigator --a $15 value--is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook! If this text did not come packaged with Research Navigator , look for it in your bookstore or visit http://www.researchnavigator.com today to purchase immediate access. The Career Center Do your students need help transitioning from being a student to becoming a professional? With The Career Center, they can register to receive eight 30-minute career counseling sessions--a total of four hours of career consultant time! The Career Center is designed to address the wide range of preparation and life stages of individuals who are attempting to develop their careers. Qualified career specialists advise students as they establish, or reestablish, themselves in today's competitive global economy. The Career Center--a $25 value--is FREE to your students when you order it packaged with any new Allyn & Bacon Social Work textbook. Visit www.ablongman.com/careercenter/ for more information. Contact your local Allyn & Bacon representative and request special packaging codes to take advantage of these great offers.