Past and Present Perceptions Towards Disability: A Historical Perspective | Munyi Introduction Over the years, perceptions towards disability have varied significantly from one community to another. Limited literature in disability history, however, continues to pose a great challenge to students of disability studies in their endeavor to trace the development and formation of perceptions towards persons with disabilities. As Roeher (1969) observes, an examination of attitudes towards people with disabilities across culture suggests that societal perceptions and treatment of persons with disabilities are neither homogeneous nor static. Among the Greeks, the sick were considered inferior (Barker 1953), and in his Republic, Plato recommended that the deformed offspring of both the superior and inferior be put away in some "mysterious unknown places" (Goldberg & Lippman 1974). During the 16th century, however, Christians such as Luther and John Calvin indicated that the mentally retarded and other persons with disabilities were possessed by evil spirits. Education
50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.
106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great The following is a rare guest post, this time coming from Tommy Walker. Tommy Walker is an Online Marketing Strategist and host of “Inside the Mind” a fresh and entertaining video show about Internet Marketing Strategy. Be honest. On any given day, you have tasks you’d like to finish because you know they’d positively impact your business, and tasks you actually do. You trick yourself into thinking that keeping up with industry news, and reading the latest “10 tips to ______” post is “working”. You know better, but some part of you believes that simply reading the article will help you move forward. That having a deep understanding of all things online marketing will better position you when the time is right. But that time doesn’t come. Something is holding you back, and you can’t quite put your finger on it. You may have one excuse; you may have several. What follows are 106 of the most common excuses you might tell yourself. You don’t have the knowledge. “Google.” Spend time to find it. A.)
GPCPD: Power of Words This updated brochure replaces the Interacting with People with Disabilities publication. It is designed to enhance understanding and communication in interactions with people with disabilities. It provides information on how words and phrases help to shape societies perceptions of people with disabilities and suggestions for everyday interaction. Copies of this brochure are available in quantity. Please contact the Council office. The Power of Words A Guide to Interacting with People with Disabilities Prepared by the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities Living in a Diverse Culture People with disabilities are part of the landscape in a diverse America. People with disabilities are people first. The Council has designed this brochure to help enhance understanding and communication in everyday interactions with people with disabilities. Language – A Powerful Tool “Handicapped man confined to wheelchair...” Always use people-first language. Be sensitive when choosing words.
30 Questions Guaranteed to Make You Think Instead of giving you information that you want, I’m going to teach you something today by being indirect. Here’s the lesson: everything you need, every revelation I’ve had, and everything that I could possibly write about on this blog, ca n be found inside yourself. As in – with the proper thinking and questioning, you too can come to the conclusions that I’ve come to. “But Brett,” you ask, “Won’t that render you obsolete? No, not necessarily. However, the lesson I’m trying to teach you is not that you can become me, but that when you need something – an idea, the strength to carry through your will, or anything else – it can be found within. To reach my goal for you, I’m going to ask you deep, philosophical questions that will test your thinking ability. These are designed to make you think. (Also, as a note, keep in mind that I’m going to keep my own answers to these questions private. The Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.
10 Things to Remind Yourself on a Daily Basis Bad days can be extremely overpowering sometimes. When we're having a bad day, everything feels wrong and the day seems to get even worse as we sink further into frustration and despair. By the end of the day, all we want to do is pull the covers up over our heads and block it all out. When I clawed my way out of a depressive phase last year, it was a daily challenge to keep myself from falling back into that phase again. I had to go through a process of re-building my self-esteem and re-evaluating my life. But there were days when I was not very successful with these things and the negative thoughts that stayed with me for so long would interfere again. It sort of felt like climbing up and over a steep hill and every time I let a negative or discouraging thought sink in, my foot would slip and I would roll all the way back down to the bottom of the hill and have to start all over again. On the bad days, I would feel like it would never end and that I would always be unhappy. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Changing attitudes towards people with disabilities | Disabilities | UNICEF NEW YORK, United States of America, 3 December 2012 - Stigma, ignorance, neglect, superstition and communication barriers are among the social factors that explain the discrimination and isolation from society that children with disabilities face. Disability is a social issue. It results from the interaction between people with “long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others” (Article 1, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability). Disability is not the impairment itself, but rather attitudes and environmental barriers that result in disability. These issues raise concerns for their protection. UNICEF’s strategy is to promote both the recognition of all children as full members of society and the respect for all of their rights without any discrimination.
Teaching Laws Murphy's teaching laws The clock in the instructor's room will be wrong. Disaster will occur when visitors are in the room. A subject interesting to the teacher will bore students. College Student Laws You just finished the paper that counts as your final five minutes before class only to discover the printer is out of ink When you finally have enough money to buy printer ink, the store is out of the one you need.
Inspiring People: Random Interesting Facts French subway stations aren't usually used as parking places Coca Cola was invented by John Pemerton in 1886. It used to be made from coca leaves and could contain traces of cocaine (from 0.1% to 0.9% depending on where grown) Though it is no longer made with cocaine.The Guinness World Record for holding the most Guinness Records is set by Ashrita Furman. Ashrita has set - 303 - official Guinness Records since 1979 and currently holds - 121 (sept 2010)A googol is a large number. the digit 1 followed by one hundred zeros: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. A random photo I took in Oxfordshire. More bizarre facts try: Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Extraordinary Book of Facts: And Bizarre Information (Bathroom Readers)